Hello! My name is Sarah Von. I’m a 30-year-old former expat and current teacher/writer/adventurer. By day, I teach English as a Second Language to Southeast Asian refugees, by night I brave Scientology “churches,” make strange flavored ice creams and throw ridiculous parties. I spent a good portion of my 20s living and working abroad (I’ve been to 20 countries) and I’m plotting another giant trip beginning this October. I lived in New Zealand for a year and half while I earned my M.A. in Applied Linguistics – which explains my usage of words like “keen” and “heaps” and “sussed out.” I grew up in a tiny town that only had one stop light and many of my closest friends are the other smart, weird kids who grew up there with me. Now we’re smart, weird grown-ups who live in the Twin Cities – which, coincidentally, has many stop lights.
I believe in living a life that you’re proud of, making the choices that are right for you, helping people who need it and opening your mind to other cultures and ideas. I also believe in the healing power of cheese, Salvation Army and a good episode of The Office. It’s so nice to meet you!