Hello. My name is Matthew A. Hausman.  I’ve had an extremely blessed life.  I grew up on the family farm in central Illinois; have worked as an aerospace engineer, a teacher, and a nonprofit executive,; and was fortunate enough to see the world!

I spent a year and a half travelling around the world, trying to work on different volunteer and service projects.  I used this website to document my experiences on that trip.

After returning to Champaign County in central Illinois, I was hired to run a local nonprofit, Feeding Our Kids, that serves weekend food bags to school children facing food insecurity all across Champaign County.

Now, I have decided to pursue a new potential career path….



Current Update

For the past three years, I’ve served as Executive Director of a small nonprofit that provides weekend food bags to children across Champaign County.  It is an amazing organization started by two local mothers, and it is called Feeding Our Kids.

I am now exploring a potential new career path….. Due to this, I’ve had to pare down this website for the time being.  But fear not, once the website for my next journey is completely up and running, my other content will return!

About Me

I grew up on a farm outside of the small village of Pesotum, Illinois, USA.  I have been fortunate to live in a few different places (Boulder, Colorado; Cork, Ireland; Los Angeles, California; and Bogotá, Colombia) and have a few different careers (Aerospace Engineer; Teacher; Coach; Farming; Nonprofit Management).  But I’ve always been curious as to what more there is out in the world.

I am currently based in Champaign, Illinois  after traveling around the world for a year and a half.

This website was mostly used as a compilation of that journey as well as future endeavors.


Planning a Trip Around the World – Part 3 – What to Expect

Taking a break from the political posts that have been my focus the past couple of months, I wanted to finally finish my 3-part series for those interested in a trip around the world, or at least a long-term trip abroad. To recap the first two installments: Part 1: The First Steps (Start research; Formulate …

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