Professor of Anthropology
I grew up with parents who valued higher education but were unable to complete it for themselves. My father eventually went back to school, while working full-time. I loved college and always loved to write but had to adopt new role models in order to imagine that I could one day be a professor and a writer. I benefitted from amazing instructors and mentors as an undergrad who helped me to feel at home in a world that was new to me. I’ve now written two books and am working on third and fourth. I dedicated the second to my parents.