The DNALC's multi-disciplinary staff has experience in elementary, secondary, and collegiate instruction; biochemistry and molecular biological research; computer programming; design, photography, fine arts, and interior design; science journalism; public relations and development; and opinion research.
I was born on Long Island and raised mostly on Long Island, save for a five year stint in northern Virginia during my teens, but since northern Virginia is full of people fleeing the Tri-State area I hardly noticed the difference. I graduated from high school in Virginia and returned to Long Island to attend college. I received my bachelor's degree in history from Adelphi University. I then moved on to Sarah Lawrence College for a master's in Women's History, but life got in the way. I plan to resume someday: in the meantime I'm continuing research on my thesis.
Career-wise, I've worked in an administrative capacity for a firm specializing in background investigations and an insurance agency. In the future, I'd like to either teach or work in a museum setting, so working here at the DNALC, which has elements of both, is really wonderful to me.
In my free time, I read, write, draw and make occasional stabs at knitting. I'm also trying to teach my bratty German Shepherd, Emma, how to behave herself in polite society: so far it's not working. I'm also working on improving my Japanese: maybe this year I'll memorize enough kanji to be able to read on a fifth-grade level. Ganbaru yo!