A writer/editor with a science journalism degree from UW Madison, Wisconsin, USA, I'm able to translate complex scientific content into layman's terms. I write in off time as well, engaged in all forms, including poetry. RYT 1000+ certified as a yoga instructor, I specialize in sharing practical activities that help balance the lives of those I teach--dynamic, restorative, breath regulation, sitting practice, chanting/sound. Whatever people need, I'm ready to observe and share from 20 years of practice and 10 years of teaching experience in the Middle East, Asia and Europe. I'm also a certified health coach, offering a holistic approach to anyone who wishes to transform their life from old patterns and surviving, to conscious living and thriving.
I was born in the US, but wanted to leave since I was a child. I finally did in 2009. The meantime has offered me a lot of learning and growth (beyond identification with a single nation), for which I'm deeply grateful. I'm now immersed in Deutsch coursework. After earnest attempts to learn Spanish, Italian, Swahili and Turkish that fizzled when I couldn't use them regularly, I’m thrilled to have the chance to be advanced in a second language. Now based in Switzerland, I will use German daily!
Through attending, blogging and writing about COP 18; researching in the rain forest of Costa Rica, working on PCR and electrophoresis gel image analysis in a genetics lab; writing for big pharma in New York City; crossing the country of Kenya for research and freelance work; making many friends and learning the language in Turkey; working in Qatar for seven years; painting in Florence, Italy--I have honored my instinct to become an experienced global citizen and develop powerful ways to express my insights! I enjoy participating in communication projects to illuminate useful information.
My grandfather was a well-known genetics professor and innovator. I thus have a sense of the evolution of the research scene as well as its power and limits. Scientific study helps advance our understanding to a point, as far as it is funded. The challenges facing us today, however, demand a radical revisit to common sense and a collaborative, solutions-based mindset about how to share findings and break barriers between knowledge and those who could use it. Having attended the OASPA conference in Amsterdam in 2015, I stand among many to say that the open access movement is the future. Each of us have the intuition and the power to feel resonance with the truth as we experience it. And each of us, if we have the courage, have the power to act within the flow of this resonance, share insights, break moulds and create a future that our children will take into their hands and continue to adapt to and work with.