About Me

I hail from the USA originally, have also lived in Japan and Brazil, and I currently reside in Auckland, New Zealand. I am a travel junkie that has, in recent years, got around to visiting four or five continents multiple times per year. I love meeting great people and am obsessed with the steeper learning curve that naturally comes with international travel. Saint Augustine summed this up quite nicely:

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

A few of my interests include: Economics, philosophy, foreign languages, human behavioral sciences, business, negotiation, new technologies, history, a wide variety of music genres (particularly folkloric), mixed martial arts, mountain biking, reading, and just about anything related to Brazil.

In 2019, I was accepted as a member of the Mont Pelerin Society — founded in 1947 by FA Hayek, who later went on to win the Nobel Prize in economics. I hold a BA with majors in International Relations and Latin American Studies and an MA in Political Science from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Feel free to email me at emilephaneuf (at) mailfence.com or connect with me on LinkedIn.