What do you do at Smith?
I teach paleontology
and oceanography in the geology department.
How many years
have you been at the college?
This is my first semester.
What is your busy season?
End of the semester and during
field work in the summer.
NOW THE FUN STUFF:
Who gets the most face time with you?
My paleo class and students
who will be doing research projects with me get the most
face time with me right now.
What are you
I am reading The Road from
Coorain by Jill Ker Conway to learn about another
woman's voyage that ultimately led her to Smith.
What is your favorite movie?
That's a tough one, but I probably
have to go with Casablanca.
If you suddenly had two hours of free time,
what would you do?
I would put on some jazz and
cook a nice meal at home.
What is your favorite
wall hanging at home?
A painting of two people embracing
that I bought on the Venice boardwalk during my graduate
What annoys the heck
out of you?
Wishing I had more time.
Do you eat fast food?
My guilty pleasure is the very
What's your favorite thing about
where you grew up?
That I grew up in many different
places so I learned a lot about myself.
What single piece of
advice would you give to graduating seniors?
My single piece of
advice is t find a job or a field that you love. That way,
all of the little annoyances are so small compared to the total
joy of what to do.