I grew up in a small town in Kansas, moved away to Arkansas when I was 17 for college, lived in Japan, Seattle, and Poland teaching English, and then moved to Hawai’i for graduate school. I have now finished my Doctoral education, and since moving to LA, I’ve worked in animal rescue, job preparation for re-entry and homeless populations, and currently with older adults. I’m interested in work in research, project management or operations, or teaching, with a special interest in populations in need. Aside from those interests, I’m also a lover of reading, singing, hiking, and outrigger paddling, and I’m a crazy animal lover. I live with my wonderful partner and five pets in central Los Angeles.