Welcome to thequirkinessoftheurbanlandscape! My name is Christina. I’m a second year public Montessori teacher in Austin, TX, and recent graduate of Swarthmore College, a small liberal arts college right outside of Philly. I majored in sociology/anthropology and educational studies, spending four years scheming and dreaming to become an urban Montessori teacher, which I’ve now become! This blog originally started as a way for me to share about the afterschool program I started my sophomore year of college and other community work I did with my family and friends back home in Minnesota, but has now turned into a venue as well for me to share my thoughts regarding Christianity, politics, American culture, community work, education, feminism, academia, young adulthood, and, as the title alludes to, the quirkiness of the urban landscape. Occasionally, I’ll also post about my desire to become a hippie and live in intentional community. I love running, Norwegian hip hop, all things fair trade, and, perhaps most importantly, finding out how to get to Sesame Street. Thanks for stopping by!