I am a woman. I stand up, talk loud, and take up space. I am a professor who is engaged with her students, her institution and her community. I am a researcher interested in the brain and how it works. I am educated and constantly learning more. I am a mother of a wonderful young woman. I am a politically active progressive. I am concerned about my world and the other life in it. I grow food. I define animals as people. I believe fundamentally in alternative perspectives.
I believe life is an interdisciplinary endeavor.