Hello class! My name is Seth. I’m a 22 year old junior at Portland State University studying Arabic and the Middle East. I was born in Massachusetts but my family lived in Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine from 1998 to 2002. I enjoy writing, hiking, music and drawing and love living in the Pacific Northwest. For the fall, I am studying in Cairo, Egypt. It’s been wonderful to be back in the Middle East, but I’ve only just arrived, so I’m looking forward to discovering both ancient and new Egypt with you.