Ian grew up in Akron, OH, and now lives in Providence, RI. He fell in love with traveling after studying at Lancaster University in England in 2013. Since then, Ian has taken a backpacking trip around the UK and two more around Europe. In 2016, he spent six months living and working in New Zealand. In 2017, Ian will begin a Master's Degree in International Higher Education as part of the global, online cohort of students at Loyola University Chicago. This program will allow Ian to study with students from all around the world and take classes in Ho Chi Minh City and Rome. He hopes this program will lead him to a career in study abroad coordinating and advising.