Born and raised in Florida, I broadened my horizons at Davidson College before graduating with a Psychology degree. I applied my behavioral training to animals and took a job at Sea World, training dolphins and whales. Realizing that scrubbing fish buckets might get old, I went back to Graduate school and received a Ph.D. in Psychology, specializing in Social and Cross-Cultural Issues. I started my academic career at the University of Southern Maine, but after a couple of years I made the jump to Hawaii and worked at the University of Hawaii at Hilo rising to Department Chair of the Psychology Department. Guest lecturer positions at the University of Neuchatel gave me a foothold in Switzerland and after many happy years in Hawaii, I made the move out of academics and accepted a position as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Strategic and Innovative Technologies. The new career allows me time to write and travel freely as well as work on cutting edge technology topics that need a behavioral specialist viewpoint. I spend my time, with my wonderful husband and an old English sheepdog. We split our time between Santa Fe, Switzerland, and recently, France.