I am a research scientist with a small non-profit organization called Decision Research (Eugene, OR). My husband and I have lived in the same house for 20 years. We have two geriatric cats and one adult son. The cats live with us; the son lives in Bellingham, WA. Besides my professional work, I garden extensively and I like to swim, cook, and draw. I volunteer regularly at the local furniture bank, and at the botanical garden.