I live north of Boston with my husband, two kids, and two cats. Before I had kids I worked as a research biologist, but that was a long time ago and now I am embarking on a new career as a graphic designer. I have a black belt in Shorin-Ryu Okinawan karate. I have a large collection of houseplants and I am an amateur birdwatcher. I love both crossword and jigsaw puzzles. I also love horror and sci-fi movies, TV shows, and books. I like to frequent art museums and zoos. I also enjoy fine dining and cooking with CSA produce. At night I like to play RPGs and first person shooters on my awesome gaming computer that my husband built for me!