B.A. Religion with certificate in Creative Writing, Princeton University
A born-and-raised New Mexican, Chloe moved from her desert home to the tropics after graduating from college. As a Princeton in Asia fellow, Chloe spent two years working for the Indonesia branch of Search for Common Ground, an international peace-building NGO. As a Program Development Officer, she supported the primarily Indonesian staff in many ways, from grant writing to project design, monitoring and evaluation. Her work took her to many far-flung corners of the archipelago to meet with fascinating educators, politicians, journalists and activists. Indonesia has been one of her best teachers, helping her develop skills ranging from skinning a mango to working as part of a multicultural team. As a self-professed religious studies nerd, Chloe is in awe of the diversity of Indonesia’s faiths and cultures. She speaks fluent Bahasa Indonesia, and few things delight her more than conversing in that language, preferably over a glass of achingly sweet local coffee.
During the school year, Chloe is a bilingual (English/Spanish) community health educator in Santa Fe, NM. She focuses on connecting teens with information and services related to sexual and reproductive health. In her free time, she writes short fiction, reads voraciously and omnivorously, explores the mountains, gets creative in the kitchen, practices yoga and sings harmony in a three-woman band.
Chloe can’t wait to return to Indonesia, a country that continues to surprise, thrill and challenge her, this time in the company of an inspiring group of young people. She hopes this summer includes healthy doses of adventure and stepping outside of comfort zones, and that her students return home with a sense of the world as richer and more complex than it seemed before.