My Bio -- Not Quite Yet. Almost?
I am Rip Ritchie.
I was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia on September 24, 1984 at
around lunchtime. I was a cesarean delivery.
I was raised in the suburbs, so even though I went to public schools, I
got one of the best educations in the state. I got a little of the city
and the country, which I think is
I decided to go to college at the College of Charleston, in South
Carolina. I didn’t want to go to the North, and my mother couldn’t bear
to see me
go as far as the West, so it was really one of my only choices.
I went there for Marine Biology but immediately changed to Political
Science. Two completely different ways of thinking, and the latter
I have taken courses in Anthropology, Psychology, Religious Studies and
Political Science primarily. I have known that I wanted to go on
the Semester at Sea program since
at least High School and it festered throughout college. I enrolled
fall semester of my senior year and it turns out it was the
most appropriate time in my mental and educational development.
Because of these travels, around the world, I have gained a new and
broader perspective on the beautiful and varying activities that people
pursue around the globe. It has been glorious.