I was born in a small town in northeastern Oklahoma which is now known for having the world's largest McDonald's, but I have lived in several states in the Great Plains. After graduating from Oklahoma State University I moved to Niger and learned Fulfulde and taught literacy classes. I lived in Niger for eight years total and taught English at the university the last three years I was there. I love traveling and trying to understand different cultures. I look forward to getting to know you and hearing about your home!