September 28, 2013
I am a professor of Human Development at Eckerd College. I am especially interested in children's issues, particularly girls. I teach a course entitled Global Children's Issues among others. I have traveled with students in the developing world and I love to spark their imaginations about how they might help. Many of my students have gone on to non profit work. A year and a half ago I was riding my bike and I was hit by a car. I spent nearly 7 months in the hospital. This has left me in the wheelchair. My teaching load has been dramatically reduced, although I'm slowly building it back up again. Meanwhile, I have a lot of time on my hands. I would love to correspond with other women who have similar interests to mine. I am able to speak Spanish and French, both fairly fluently. When I was young I was in the US Peace Corps. I lived in Tunisia and that that time I was also able to speak Arabic quite fluently. However, I became interested in learning Spanish and as I learned more and more Spanish I forgot more and more Arabic. I am happily married and I have three daughters. We adopted our daughters when I was in my early 40s, and this makes me a 67-year-old mother of three lovely young women. All three girls were born in Colombia, South America, and that explains my interest in Spanish!