Bea, a recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship, is currently working as an English Teacher in Choibalsan, Mongolia.
"I like to think I inherited my love of travel from my grandmother. She was an unemployed classics scholar, a widow with seven kids. Every summer she piled her family into an old VW bus and drove where the road took her—all forty-nine states you could get to by car. She died before I was born, and forty years later, I travel farther afield than her generation ever did. If I told her I was going to live in Mongolia for a year, however, I imagine she would take it in stride."