I was born and raised in Chicago and Evanston, IL. I zig-zagged between the West Coast (for college) and Mid-West (for graduate school) for several years before returning to Portland for good.

I love to travel and have been all over the U.S., Canada, Western Europe, East Asia, and Australia. The list of places I want to go is a lot longer than the places I’ve been. It seems the more places I travel to, the more I become aware of the places I’ve yet to go.

Closer to home I like to cook, especially food that is both good to eat and good for the world.

I am a slow (but persistent) runner, a fair-weather bike rider, and I walk everywhere I can.

I like to know what the plan is.