I'm a nonprofit professional comitted to social justice and peace, an avid traveler, theater fanatic, triathlete (including ocean swimming) and TAP DANCER! I LOVE the outdoors, especially warm places (here in So CAL the desert and the sea keep me warm year round), and enjoy WORLD MUSIC and world literature. I've travelled extensively through Latin America and somewhat in Europe. I lived for a year each in Mexico (Fulbright Fellowship/Rural Chinantec community), Brazil (Rotary Fellowship, Belo Horizonte) and England (Oxy scholarship to University of Sussex School of African and Asian Studies). I speak fuent Spanish and Portuguese - and can (sort-of) get by in French and after a recent trip to Italy, un pou Italiano! I love to read about history, politics and biographies.