About Me

Hi there. My name’s Kristina (or Nina as some like to call me). My favorite animal is a buffalo. Hence the name Buffalo Nina. I went to college at MIT and left with a mechanical engineering degree. That’s great and all, but what really influenced me was my internship abroad in India the summer of 2016. I had never traveled anywhere alone, and I got the great idea to just move off by myself to Bangalore for 3 months. My family thought I was crazy. I thought I was crazy. But, hey, I did it, and came out a better person.

That trip taught me how to appreciate new cultures, travel solo, and adjust to situations that were entirely new. It also gave me the travel bug, and I’ve been unstoppable since then.

Since then, I’ve been a science and engineering teacher in Jordan, backpacked through Southeast Asia after graduating, and moved on to Southeast Michigan to start my new job as an engineer!

I’m so happy to say Michigan is my new home. There’s so many things to do, and I can’t wait to share all my adventures as discover Pure Michigan.

I’m also not done traveling the world. I have plenty of vacation days to use on exciting new adventures.

Stay tuned!

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