List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • FAVORITE JOB PERKS

    The many friendly animals on campus—and the view of the hills.
  • I KNEW I WANTED TO WORK AT THACHER WHEN

    A set of faculty kids accosted me at the dining hall during my interview, telling me stories about their life here and welcoming me completely. I really felt like part of the Thacher family in that moment. 
  • FAVORITE PLACES ON EARTH

    Pacific Grove, Calif.; Diamond Head in Oahu, Hawaii; the Columbia River Gorge, Ore.; Fallen Leaf Lake, Calif.; and the British Virgin Islands.
  • FAVORITE PLACE IN MY IMAGINATION

    Somewhere very green with cool, clear water and a good conversation partner. 
  • MY PRIMARY ROLE AT THACHER

    I am learning from all kinds of master faculty at Thacher, teaching yoga, and working towards teaching in the Science Department.
  • FAVORITE PLACE AT THACHER

    The barns (even though I am allergic to horses).
  • THE BOOK, MOVIE, WORK OF ART, OR PIECE OF MUSIC I CANNOT IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT

    Why not one of each? The Center Cannot Hold by Elyn Saks, Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, Candy Chang’s “Confessions,” and “Sedona” by Houndmouth.
  • SINCE YOU ASKED ME TO BRAG, HERE'S THE PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT I'M MOST PROUD OF

    Writing and illustrating a picture book about infant nutrition for mothers in rural Bangladesh. Alternatively, once designing a 46-page eighth-grade sex-ed curriculum in 12 hours. 
  • HARDLY ANYBODY KNOWS THAT I

    Failed one class in college—which was a 2-hour CPR recertification course that I forgot to attend.
  • WHEN NOT TEACHING I CAN BE FOUND

    Walking my cat, engaged in crafty stationery projects, or studying gender sociology.
  • WHAT I WANT TO BE WHEN I GROW UP (NOW)

    All of those, but also—and more importantly—kind, thoughtful, unjaded, and good at seeing the best in every human I meet. 
  • WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP (WHEN I WAS 10)

    An actress/artist/fashion icon/teacher/researcher/author/therapist/baker.
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