5 things you didn’t know about me

5. I started college as a meteorology major. I graduated with a BA in English. As a kid, I had an obsession with the weather channel and my mom would record me in front of the muted TV. I never wanted to be on TV, but I am still very passionate about weather and plan on seeing some awesome storms this Spring. I went on to get a MS in Library Science and I am currently working on my MA in English. In the end, I became an academic librarian.

4. I have never been out of the country. I really want to travel, I just haven’t found the time (or the money 😉 )

3. I’ve always been concerned about the environment. I found a book that I made in 2nd grade about how I thought it was wrong to spear whales- haha. I was also in the Envirothon that year.

2. I’ve been playing the clarinet since 4th grade. I’m 25 years old and still play in the Amarillo Wind Ensemble.

1. Someday, I want to live in Montana on a ranch with chickens and a large garden to sustain myself. Ok, so some of you probably know that. I am meeting Rick Bass, author of Winter: Notes from Montana, in a few weeks, and I have admired him for so long, I’m afraid of passing out onto him.

What are some things I don’t know about you?


  1. I secretly harbor ambitions of winning the Tour de France. When I’m on the elliptical, I imagine I am climbing Alp d’Huez with the peleton closing in behind me. The yellow jersey would fit nicely on my shoulders.


  2. When I was 10 my hair was so long my siblings used to joke I carried my own personal blanket.
    As a child I used to pretend I came from some foreign country and would reply to people in some made up language. Some of my friends enjoyed playing this too, so we would spend hours pretending to engage in a real conversation. Kids, uh.


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