I am proud to introduce myself as the winner of the DCI and HDG’s 2014 European Travel Scholarship! But who am I? Well, the travel bug bit this 25 year old when I was a little girl, and since then, I’ve taken every opportunity that came my way to explore. When I was young, my family used to drive between North Carolina and our hometown in New Hampshire. Every time we crossed one of the magnificent bridges, I would be found glued to the window wondering in amazement at the mighty steel creations carrying us over the water. As a freshman in high school my French class visited France and Spain, and as we wandered through the overwhelmingly elaborate castles, I would run my hands along the cold, smooth columns imagining who constructed them. While at Cornell for my undergraduate degree, I spent an enlightening 18 weeks in Jessore, Bangladesh working with mud and bamboo architecture native to the area. The travel bug did not end with Bangladesh. When I saw the announcement for this scholarship while in graduate school at the University of Washington (UW), I knew I had to make a video entry.