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Photo by Sampor Burke, Mekong Semester.

It’s technically before we leave so… Introduction!

  • Thomas, Tommy, TJ, or Tom depending on who you ask
  • Suburb about an hour west of Chicago
  • Still live there
  • No interesting hobbies (seriously)
  • I feel like the excited/nervous question should be discovered along the way
  • Fun Fact: That is indeed my thumb in the photo. I like the shot enough that I willfully choose to ignore it.

Alright, why I took a Gap Year:

When I was younger, I had the one track life towards computer science laid out in front of me.  I wanted to become a programmer or software engineer since I knew what those words meant.  However, I took some engineering/tech classes in High School and realized it might not be what I want to dedicate my life to.  I’m still interested in technology, but I may want to approach the field from a different angle or find a whole new career path.  I just don’t know.  My Gap Year has the goals of both introducing me to new perspectives/lifestyles and giving me time to think about myself on a deeper level.

So Yeah.  Anything else you want to know about me, I’ll be happy to share when we meet formally which might be before this gets posted.  (Just ask when I’m tired, I talk way to much when I’m tired.)

Eager to meet you all.

-T. Foster