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The definition of serenity. Photo by Hannah Richter (2015/16 Semester Photo Contest Finalist), Indonesia Semester.


Hey everyone! My name is Owen and I’m from Evanston, IL. I’m probably speaking too soon, but I think I’ve finally got all of my stuff packed up! To be honest, there’s a good chance I remember something else I forgot within the next few minutes but, until then, here’s my introduction:

I’ve lived in Evanston my whole life with my parents, two younger brothers, and my dog. Academically, I’m most interested in math and science, but I’ve also been a violinist for the past 12 years and I loved playing in my school’s orchestra. While I can’t bring my violin, I’m hoping to pick up a new instrument in Jogja and I’m especially interested in learning more about Indonesian gamelan music.

My favorite place to be is outdoors, whether I’m throwing a frisbee, playing spikeball at the beach with my friends, playing tennis, hiking, or simply reading out on the porch. I’m going to try to use running as a way of exploring Jogja and the other cities that we visit. In general, I tend to go with the flow and I’m happiest when I’m around other people.

See you all in a few days!