Originally from California, I have lived in Washington DC, London, Geneva and now Kobe, Japan. I work for a nonprofit that educates health care providers about how to deliver better care to minority and immigrant communities. My husband and I have two kids and a cat. We love to travel, and prefer staying in homes or on farms, or doing house exchanges. Favorite places: highlands of Guatemala, small towns in France, Bhutan, Galiano Island in British Columbia, Seattle, Paris, Berkeley and Amsterdam.