Emily's Journey to Malaysia

Current Location

Alor Setar, Malaysia

Join me on my journey to Alor Setar, Malaysia! I work as an ambassador of the United States, which means that I represent America abroad. I do this through teaching at a secondary (high) school.


Check out what my week has looked like so far! It has been a very typical Malayisan week— HOT! I suppose that's what happens when you're living on the equator. 


Everyone has a story, and I am here to share mine with you!  From Dallas, Texas to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Heredia, Costa Rica, I am constantly thinking, exploring and evolving. Come enjoy my journey!

Field Notes

Alor Setar hosts many refugee families waiting to relocate and settle in the U.S. or Australia. The government doesn't recognize the refugees, but members of the community are stepping up to help.


This past weekend, I went on a short trip an hour and a half south to Singapore. The city-state used to be a part of Malaysia, but it had a different vision for itself and gained independence.