Patrick hails from Western Massachusetts, where he acquired a love of the outdoors, a penchant for leaf peeping, and a burning desire to see a little more of the world. He's currently enrolled at Brown University in RI, where he's an English major with an honors in nonfiction writing. Starting in June, he'll be taking a mid-college gap year to WWOOF in Norway and Nepal, teach English, and write about his meanderings. He tweets as @maddenmemos, and blogs regularly.