Meet this spring’s Southeast Nomads! Laura, Arielle, and Kevin are joining forces to share the stories of the North Korean people and activate support for them from all over the Southeastern United States. Through their presentations, they will explain how North Koreans are driving change in their country and how we can accelerate that change. They will also introduce our brand new initiative to give thousands of people the opportunity to send a message of support to the North Korean people. Keep reading to get to know them before they hit the road:
Laura first heard about what’s happening in North Korea when she stumbled across some TED talks. The stories she heard were filled with hope, incredible courage, and determination, which inspired her to take action. Leaving her home in Christchurch, New Zealand, she has begun living her dream of being a Nomad. If Laura could have one super power she would choose to have teleportation so that she could travel the world.
Born and sort of raised in Indiana, Arielle has been romping about the world on adventures for 23 years now. She took a break from pursuing a nursing degree with an emphasis on social justice to join LiNK as a Southeast Nomad. Arielle loves bread and cheese and dares anyone to challenge her to a Lord of the Rings quoting contest (here’s a hint at the outcome: she’ll win).
Kevin graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in English, which he’s putting to use by writing a dystopian novel that he hopes to publish someday. After switching from an intern to a Nomad with a month left in the internship last fall, he decided to come back for the spring. He’s now a Southeast Nomad and his love of traveling and eating makes him well suited for the road.