I'm a visual artist, living in Los Angeles. I exhibit my work and occasionally teach university for a living. When traveling I like a clean, quiet space, but I am always up for a friendly conversation with a stranger, if one should arise. My favorite travel destinations are probably mountains in the middle of nowhere, but I also love to explore any city where you don't to drive. I lived in Tokyo for several years as a teenager, so I managed to travel Asia quite a bit. I like time alone, so I enjoy my space and independence while traveling. I love reading history and fiction. I eat everything, except the things I'm allergic to. I live in northeast Los Angeles with my husband and dog, and sometimes take one of them with me on trips (which lately seem mostly for work).