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(More) About Me

My husband and I met while we were each living and teaching in Thailand and that sealed our fate of being lifelong travelers. Most recently, we explored the streets of Colombia and the water channels of the Ecuadorian Amazon. The next destination is always changing but we are committed to making traveling a priority. While I want to travel everywhere, I have an unshakable affinity for mountains, near or far. [Day] hiking them is preferable but I'll settle for a good drive or view any time.

Even as an off-duty learning scientist, I love to learn. Last year, I completed a 200-hour training course to teach vinyasa yoga and am really excited to share my love of movement and headstands. And more frustratingly, I decided to take up golfing. Let's just say that I love the sunshine and have no attachment to my golf balls.

My husband and I also welcomed home our first puppy this fall, Wallaby "Wally" Closser, the Aussiedoodle. Aptly named, he's already a great jumper!

I also read like it is my job and would love to trade recommendations in any subject, especially memoirs and historical fiction. Check out my reading list!