Dr. Erica Simone Almeida Resende of the Brazilian War College joins the Hayseed Scholar podcast. Erica grew up in Brazil but, as she phrases it, 'in between worlds'. There was her Brazilian home, and there was her German school, which she explains has situated her as a sort of 'bridge' moving between the Global North and Global South. Erica went to law school and worked for a law firm in the 1990s, but changed gears and pursued graduate degrees in Political Science and International Relations. In this period of her life, she started attending ISA meetings which she 'loved' going to. She shares what the Brazilian academic market process is like, her love of travel, how her German schooling shapes her enjoyment of 'administration', how she approaches writing, and more!