A whirlwind swing around Myanmar. A valedictory journey through southwestern China. An immensely pleasurable long weekend in Hong Kong. Kung fu fighting in Shanghai. CeCe’s successful master’s presentation and an encore performance before the big wigs at ICF. Graduation! A tearful reunion with Milo.
In late December, we closed the door on the Wisconsin phase of our lives and returned to Baltimore. We really do love it here. Thanks to my in-laws for putting us up and for putting up with me.
And the start of 2012 marked the official beginning of our job searches in our chosen fields. For me, my interests lie in what many would call sustainable agriculture. I want to help people increase and secure their access to healthy food or improve their agricultural environments. There’s an increasingly pressing need for that both here and abroad.
CeCe’s dual passions are conservation biology and fair trade. Perhaps, both together. To help secure the futures of threatened species, one needs to secure the futures of the people living near those animals. Or, I can envision her as the CEO of a zoo someday.
I’ve been telling everyone that it feels good to network among professionals whose career passions so closely match our own. It’s not always been that way and we feel lucky to have this opportunity to change gears at the ripe old age of 34.
But when we left Baltimore in 2008, I was still an educational fundraiser with an unruly garden and CeCe was a landscape designer with an ever-growing soft spot for charismatic megafauna. Thus, we don’t have the professional networks we’d like to possess.
So we turn to you: do you have friends working in our fields in Baltimore or Washington, DC that might be willing to speak with us? It’s those connections that will allow us to learn what’s out there. Help us answer the daunting question of what we’re actually qualified to do.
Please reach out. Thanks!