My educational journey has provided me with many exceptional opportunities and experiences. The highlights include a stint in the Midwest (Indiana University for undergraduate), a “New York experience” at NYU, work at the American Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Institution, and finally a Ph.D. in Anatomy from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. I found myself at home in Seattle when I moved here in 1997 to take a job at the University of Washington. I teach in the dental and medical schools and do research in craniofacial biology. My husband Karl and I have a daughter in grade school and we enjoy camping, hiking, boating and skiing and together.