I’m originally from Pennsylvania, moved to Colorado in 1989 and have been with the University of Colorado Boulder since November 2014. I’m passionate about getting up each morning planning to make the most of my day whether that is making progress on targeted goals or having some fun me time. I enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, preferably the warm-weather type, but my favorite thing is working with and riding horses. I would advise students to devote yourselves to do the best you can in the academic field you’ve chosen, but be flexible enough to possibly end up in a career doing something you never expected to be doing. Always try to maintain a healthy balance between your academic pursuits and your personal goals and enjoyment as these are some of the best years of your life.