Moving abroad and working for an NGO “I moved abroad because my husband is Algerian and I wanted my son to experience growing up here. I wasn’t sure what work I would do here, so I sort of fell into the world learning work.”
Spending only real money “It’s nice for [my son] to see the stark contrast between here and the states. Life in the states is just a spending spree. But here, people pay for everything in cash. If you don’t have it, you don’t buy it. You don’t whip out your plastic and get to paying at the end of the month. Again, here, if you don’t have it in your hand, you don’t buy the thing.”
A broad vision Global history and culture is important to Leah, and is one of the reasons she lives in Algeria with her son now. Here she shows her students where they live.
Facing uncertainty “I can remember my father telling me to be prepared to change careers at least five times. Not just jobs, careers. I think I’m well along my way. I think younger people should be prepared for that, too.”