M.S.ed, Literacy, Language and Culture studies from Indiana University
B.A. with honors, double major in American history and English from the University of Indianapolis
Born and raised in rural Indiana, Micah first left the United States his sophomore year of college after buying a plane ticket to London on a whim. Immediately falling in love with the idea of ‘other’ he spent a year living in Australia studying Aboriginal history and Australian literature. From there he took several extended backpacking trips to Europe and the United States before joining the Peace Corps. Micah spent over two years living and working in rural Madagascar as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
He taught high school in both Ambilobe and Amparafaravola as well as adult literacy classes and an intensive language course for the World Wildlife Federation. Micah fell in love with the Malagasy people and culture and the inherent differences in their way of life. Inspired by his time in the Peace Corps, he enrolled in a Master’s course at Indiana University where he studied the implications and effects of multi-modal literacies, cultural nuance and language on educational processes and experiences.
Micah left the Peace Corps with an advanced understanding of the Malagasy language and is proud of the fact that he has traveled from the northern tip of the island to the southern, entirely overland, which was well over a hundred hours of continuous travel.
Micah is an avid reader and when not traveling he enjoys sailing, competitive cycling and running on treadmills. Micah feels that a large part of his education and life experience have prepared him for the job of being a Dragons instructor and he is very excited to be able to share his love for Madagascar with Dragons students.