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 mom of a high school sophomore. As a person originally from the East Coast, I miss and love being near bodies of water and fresh seafood. I love to travel, cook, and read, all for pleasure. I love to spend spare time with family and friends. I also enjoy quiet time and try to practice meditation when I can. I have recently acquired a love of observing and recording birds in my backyard.
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
"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.
EVC Staff Connector
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.