Ipsa scientia potestas est
I am extremely fortunate to have a very busy life, both at work and at home! At home, my husband and I continue to share our home (occasionally) with some subset of our four children, now young adults who sometimes need a place to land on school breaks or between moves, as well as my nonagenarian father-in-law and (often) a foster child.
My husband of 32 years takes care of everyone at home, as well as 2 dogs, a cat, a small flock of hens, a beehive, and a sprawling urban garden. I’m an avid cyclist and try never to drive a car if I can avoid it–between my bike and the new Red Line, I’m doing my best to walk on “carbon tiptoes” and leave more parking spaces for my colleagues.
To wind down, I love to knit and to read (often at the same time), cook, run, hang out with good friends, or cheer on our Jaguars at various athletic events. Traveling is tough lately, with many people depending on us at home. When we can, my husband and I love to explore the world, often trying to stay off well-traveled tourist paths in favor of tents, apartments, or tiny cottages that let us experience what it might be like to actually live in a different culture.
Though it’s more difficult at my age, I’m also trying very hard to learn Spanish and to improve at the piano.
Do what you love, love what you do
I am the proud mother of a soon-to-be high school freshman. I love to travel and explore new cities, even if it is for conferences most of the time. If I could, I would live close to a body of water, preferably the beach. When I have time, I love to spend it with family and friends.
But, I’m also an introvert, so I enjoy quiet time. I enjoy live music (jazz mostly), documentary films, podcasts, and finding great recipes from Pinterest.
Librarians: Bringing Balzac to River City since...forever!
A long time ago I was going to be a history professor: I’ve taken Latin, German, French, and Greek. Then I discovered a love for data management in the context of library science—who would have guessed? One of my students did a report on women diagnosed with autism as adults: there’s a lot I find familiar in that. During COVID I’ve added knitting and jigsaw puzzles to my previous hobbies of crocheting, baking, and mildly-competent piano playing. I read faster than anybody I know (my super-power) but all of my hobbies are wordless. I love my church, my neighborhood, and the IUPUI mission. When stay-at-home started I happened to be reading a biography of Richard Feynman, the physicist, who started graduate studies just as World War II began. It kind of places everything today into context….
The grammar nerd!
I love IUPUI! I've spent all my professional life here obtaining two degrees along the way.
I daydream about living in a beach house in Daytona with my husband. I have three children, five grandchildren, one dog, and two cats. I love to garden (flowers), crochet, and I'm an audiobook junkie. I'm a Christian which defines who I am.
Don't touch the corner piece of cake--all of them are MINE! I'm on Level 2388 of Candy Crush. My lifelong (non-realistic) dream has been to visit the Great Pyramids and put my hand on a block of stone, which suddenly moves opening up an undiscovered tomb. I can tell you what happens in all of the Brady Bunch episodes.
Since I read a lot, I keep a list of every book I read every year (catch me on Goodreads). Favorite authors: Stephen King, Stuart Woods, Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, and Lillian Jackson Braun.
Keep at it and you will succeed
Anything computer related, from the basic word processor to full office networked integration and security.
I have also lived in Minnesota and Michigan
Own a dachshund - very lively and full of excitement
Met Jay Leno at a McDonalds in Las Vegas
I am a binge-watching pro. I love TV and movies! Catch me watching Bob's Burgers, Parks and Rec, The Office, Friends, and everything Disney! (I'm the biggest Disney-nerd). In May 2019, I took a trip to Walt Disney World for the very first time, but definitely not the last! My favorite parts were immersing myself in all things Disney, eating the delicious snacks, and I would say my top-favorite was getting engaged to my now-fiance Colton.
I truly enjoy eating my way through Indianapolis with my friends. I love to try new restaurants and cuisines and I'm always up for a suggestion. I also love to spend time at home with my fiance and our little "barnyard" of a very affectionate and attention-seeking cat, Kylo, and our two squeaky guinea pigs named Rufus and Gus-Gus. (And yes, those are all Disney-themed names).
I graduated from IUPUI in 2018 with a BA in English: Writing & Literacy. I learned so much more than just where to put the commas. And I got to spend a lot of time studying the way language works as well as how it impacts and is used by so many people! During that time, I also worked as a student employee. I love the culture at IUPUI and have already made so many great memories, even after working here for such a short time.
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. -Gandalf
I absolutely love to travel and experience new places and cultures. My favorite place I've been to so far is Italy (Rome, Venice, and the Amalfi Coast) and I have so many other destinations on my list.
When I'm not at work, you can find me hanging out with my husband and my two dogs, whether that be at a local restaurant, state park, or on our newly finished patio. I also love cycling, hiking, and occasionally rock climbing. I'm definitely a fan of work-outs that don't feel like work-outs.
If I'm not outside, I'm probably binge-watching the latest shows on Netflix or re-watching Parks and Recreation. Sometimes, you just have to treat yo self.
I studied event planning at Indiana University and have worked in and around higher education ever since. I love being able to apply my skills and grow my career at IUPUI, all while helping faculty, students, and staff along the way.
There is nothing permanent except change.
My hometown is Rochester, New York. I’ve lived in the Midwest for 26 years and still miss a good nor’ester. My family is spread out in cities like Denver and New Orleans and I’ve just recently been blessed with a grandchild. After hours I keep down the office for my friend’s car dealership. I love to cook, bake, bike, and dog sit for all my friends.
"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. - Mother Teresa"
I just recently adopted a new kitten with my husband. His name is Pepé Le Mew (the cat, not my husband). We love to play with his toys and he hasn't stopped meowing since I brought him home. I think he might meow in his sleep. I have only had him for two days so I'll update these facts if that changes.
I have been with this office as a part-time student office assistant for 3 years and just recently changed to my full-time position here after finishing my undergraduate. This campus has been so much fun I had to figure out a way to stay for many years to come.
My favorite food is chips and salsa and queso pretty much from any Mexican restaurant, but specifically Lucianas. I'm only putting this one down in case someone wants to surprise me.
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I am an IUPUI alumna and love being able to continue growing as professional and contributing to this amazing campus. In my spare time, I love reading historical and science fiction novels. I enjoy traveling to new countries however I am a homebody and my favorite vacation tends to be a stay-cation.