Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a non traditional person working in a traditional environment – the Defense Department, yet i started civil service in the Peace Corps. I grew up in the Boston area with a father who was a French teacher and an uncle who worked for Pan Am and I attribute my love of travel to them. I’ve foregone a more conventional life progression to dance to my own tunes. I love dogs, photography, Springsteen, cooking up global cuisines, art deco, France and staying fit and sane through Pilates. I plan to retire soon, and hope to have more time for old and new hobbies. i am a lifelong learner and do it best when i am exploring new places, however i get there.
Tell us one thing you’re the most proud of?
To have listened to my gut instincts and not conventional wisdom.
What one thing do you hope to achieve by 100?
Adding another ten or a hundred countries/cities/hamlets to my long list of places I have been, and returning to some of my favorites, like Paris.
What one thing have you seen in your lifetime that has changed the world the most significantly?
Things beginning with the letter “i” (and i seem to own all of them!)
What one piece of advice would you give your 10 year old self?
Don’t be afraid of trying new things and going to new places. There is always something to learn and someone to meet around the next corner.