My entire life has been an eclectic mix of experiences and objectives. As a scholar, maker, and traveler, I've woven together a great adventure through a commitment to knowledge, a desire to build, and a yearning for connection. Experiences in each of these domains define this moment and provide the ingredients for what comes next in my life. Recently retired from the faculty at Northwestern University, I continue to pursue my community research and scholarship, but now seek a greater balance with my art and travel. I'm especially exited about my newest venture as a global home sitter, which expands my ongoing quest for adventure.