yvette

active 10 months, 1 week ago • from Ithaca, NY, United States
Yvette lives in two places and can't decide which is home.

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New Orleans, United States

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Originally From:New Orleans, United States
Currently Living In:Ithaca, United States
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I'm from New Orleans, live mostly in Ithaca, but am spending more and more time there. I have a love-hate relationship with my home town.

I had the travel bug when I was younger, and studied in Berlin and Vienna during my grad school days as a ...

I'm from New Orleans, live mostly in Ithaca, but am spending more and more time there. I have a love-hate relationship with my home town.

I had the travel bug when I was younger, and studied in Berlin and Vienna during my grad school days as a German Lit major. I traveled all over Europe during that time.

Back to grad school for the Phd at Cornell. To keep my sanity, I took modern dance classes on the side, and then the next thing I knew I was eking out a living as a modern dancer. I worked on a Masters in Dance at Wesleyan in Connecticut, and started a dance program at a prep school in Newport, RI, where I lived for 6 years.

Then the children arrived, middle class reality set it, and I had to start earning some money. I worked in hotels for a long time, moving up the ladder, which takes us to now (lots of quick leaps here including yet another master's degree) --I'm on online instructor in organizational behavior for Cornell's online venture eCornell.

The children are gone, and the travel bug has returned with a vengeance. As well as diving into my family's history. My father was from Guatemala and his father worked for two Guatemalan presidents that we never talked about. My mother's family came to New Orleans in 1799. I am the descendent of a French Corsair and a Guatemalan politician, author and propagandist, and diplomatic, from two cities with volatile geographies and rich histories.

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Gender:Female
If you must know, I'm:Taken