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"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." - Helen Keller

Namaste and welcome to my first official home on the web. I live in Gainesville, Florida for about three quarters of the year, where I attend the University of Florida. I am 20 years old (a young senior) and majoring in Journalism with a minor in Religion. My college years have been a fun rollercoaster but I am ready to exit the Gator bubble and discover stories that need to be told. So sit back, crack open an iced tea and stay a while! Take a glance at some pictures and stories from my world travels or find out about my hobbies. And if you happen to be an editor searching for a fresh voice -- check out my resume and shoot me an e-mail!

In the next few months I will be celebrating with my friend in St. Louis, eating tofurky in New Jersey and celebrating my birthday in Hyderabad, India. All that and a full course load of writing and religion. When I'm in Gainesville I am a staff writer at InSite magazine and blog for the Independent Florida Alligator, South Asian Journalist's Association and my own site. You can find some of my articles on my Resume page.