Was born in India, grew up in Japan and Brazil, and lived in Mexico. When she came to the US, the only word she new in English was “ice cream.” If she won the lottery, she would be a professional student and keep traveling. So far, she has traveled to 32 countries. She is a bit of a renaissance woman and has worked as a “pre” park ranger, dabbled in landscape architecture, was an environmental scientist/consultant, field biologist, taxidermist, worked in a development office for several non-profits, short-stint as a farmer (hardest job she ever had), and is now a teacher. She has dreams of being in a punk rock band.