My background began in Fine Arts and expanded to Linguistics. I lived and worked in Europe for several years. I have taught at the University of Texas for almost 20 years, Outside that work, I enjoy a variety of projects : translation, writing, photography. In my free time, I love cinema, music, the outdoors, reading and travel.
As a guest, I am quiet and organized, respectful of property. I travel as lightly as possible - even for a 2 week trip I try to take just a carry-on. I like to learn about the places I go before I arrive, and experience new destinations/cities on a human level, from within. I seek out art, music, and healthy food.