I was raised by wolves
in a deep, dark forest just outside of Transylvania, where I spent
my days frolicking among the evergreens and eating nuts and berries...
Ok then, onward with the truth:
I love studying,
teaching, and learning anthropology. I received my Ph.D.
in anthropology with a specialization in Latin American & Caribbean Studies and a concentration in "Culture, Resources, and Power" from Michigan State University. While there, I also received their award-winning Certification in College Teaching.
I am a previous fellow of the Mesoamerican Language and Cultural Institute at the
UNC-Chapel Hill/ Duke University Consortium in Latin American & Caribbean Studies. Part of my graduate work was completed in residence at the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan in Merida, Mexico and the Universidad de Quintana Roo- Cozumel.
I received my undergraduate degree summa cum laude in anthropology
and linguistics from the University
of Florida. In the spaces in between, I lived in France,
and as a Fulbright scholar in Quintana
Most of my fun time is spent traveling the world, SCUBA diving, growing my own food, playing with my labradoodle, and going to music concerts.