I love to learn and I'm an adventurer at heart! When I was a child, I spent entire summers at the Brookfield Zoo, in Chicago, because my sister worked as an elephant keeper. All the keepers knew who I was and I learned a lot about wild animal care.
As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, I lived two and a half years in Swaziland, Africa, in a small village, teaching first-generation students. I also lived in New Zealand for a month, learning about sheep care.
Freelancing in art and dog training is what I do during the summer, as well a take care of my hobby farm. In my former life, I played semi-pro volleyball. I also enjoy gardening, photography, kayaking, horseback riding, and traveling.