Oh hi there! Glad you’ve stumbled here on your wandering ways. Guess you’re here to learn a little something about the human behind these words?
I’m Bre, a wanderlust-stricken twenty-something with roots in the Midwest. I’m currently back in Missouri (on the same plot of land that’s been in my family for seven generations) after spending several years in Seattle (thanks, COVID). I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Drury University, a small liberal arts school, where I studied Writing, Graphic Design, and Photography. I also received a Photography Certificate from Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy and a Grant Writing Certificate from Seattle Central College. I used college as a tool to explore various directions in life before picking a vague inclination (and of course, learned a lot about myself and the world in the process).
I have been fortunate enough to travel extensively in the United States, thanks to a family that made travel a priority in raising awesome human beings. We’ve roadtripped to Florida, New Orleans, and all of the states west of Missouri. We’ve also visited a couple small towns in Mexico and much of southwest Canada. On my own, I’ve traveled to Guatemala and various cities in the US. In 2016, I interned in Dharamsala, India, with an international volunteer organization, Cross-Cultural Solutions. I lived and worked in a community of many cultures and traditions, generating content and running social media accounts for CCS. After a few short weeks back in the States, I picked up again and moved to Florence, Italy, where I studied art for the year at Santa Reparata International School of Art. In the summer of 2017, I completed a three-and-a-half-month backpacking trip across Europe with a good friend of mine. The following summer I spent a month in Rome, Italy, studying Islam in the West and the growing refugee crisis. I had planned on backing Eastern Europe, but got caught in a riot in Croatia and nearly lost my life. I cut that trip short and now I’m working a Real Adult Job with Alexander Hamilton Scholars as their Marketing & Volunteer Manager. Currently, I’m building living quarters in the back of my ’08 Honda Element, so catch me doing more camping in this pandemic world. I’m always looking for new and exciting things and frequently flex my side hustle game (need any design work? Peep my portfolio 👀)
You could say that I love travel and strive to make traveling accessible for more people.
I also love photography, videography, writing, reading, painting, watching documentaries and Wes Anderson films, and perusing YouTube for tutorials on things I will probably never need to know how to do. I’m a big fan of aliens, beards, the bestest of doggos, and my pal, Bigfoot. I’m a vegetarian who should be vegan (lactose intolerance can’t stop my love of cheese) and an incessant tripper (not just anyone can say they’ve fallen into the canals of Venice 🤪).
If you find me endearing (or maybe just pitiful), you should follow along with my wandering and rambling ways!
she/they pronouns & Mx. honorific title, please!