Degrees: B.A., University of California – Davis and M.A.T., University of California – Berkeley
Associate Professor, English and Accreditation Liaison Officer
Hometown: Parkersburg, West Virginia, but grew up in the Bay Area
Office: UH West Hawai’i Center
My favorite thing about HawCC is … I enjoy the community that is created by the college faculty and staff, and the mission we share to make good quality education available to Big Island residents.
My hobbies and interest are… I have time for hobbies? OK, I write poetry, body surf, play the piano, exercise (reluctantly), read, and bake bread and amazing chocolate chip cookies (following a secret recipe from my mother-in-law). Also, I’m a marriage celebrant.
If you came to my office you would see… my seven office mates being grumpy at my noisy students waiting in line outside the door.
I like the Big Island because … I’m surrounded by natural beauty and human generosity.
In my free time I like to do … connect with family here or across the globe by traveling or Skyping.