I'm a graduate student at Mills College working on a doctorate in Education Leadership and I also do a variety of educational consulting work. Prior to becoming a grad student, I taught Social Studies courses in high school and community college for over 15 years. During that time, I backpacked through most of eastern and southern Africa and southeast Asia. I also did some educational research in Japan and China. I love, music, art, bikram yoga and cooking. I have a 18 year old son who plays the bass (electric and stand up) and a 10 year old daughter who loves to sing and act. My son just went away for college and my daughter lives with me part time.We also have a well-mannered medium size dog named Zora (who can accompany you on walks around the neighborhood). I also have a lovely roommate who happens to be an incredible singer...so there is lots of musical/ art energy in the house! Although the house is sometimes lively, I am very strict about enforcing quiet times....so it is also very tranquil. During the busy season, I do sometimes host more than 1 guest at a time.