Leah grew up in Fairfax and graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2011. After graduation she worked in Washington, DC and until June of 2013, and had never spent more than two consecutive weeks outside of Virginia. Now she is living in Moldova – a country she had never heard of before my Peace Corps nomination arrived. She lives and works in a city in the northern part of the country, Balti. Most days she's walking around with the gradually unzipping backpack, dreaming of guacamole, trying to form Romanian phrases and wondering how she can improve Moldova (and myself).