My lifelong interest in Chinese culture began with a college class in Chinese art history. I have a B.A. in history from Washington University in St. Louis and a M.B.A. from the University of Arizona.
I lived in Asia for 13 years. I was a Peace Corps volunteer in South Korea for 2 years working in a tuberculosis control project. I worked and studied in Taiwan for 4 years and then in China for 7 years.
I was a Red Cross disaster volunteer for 12 years and currently volunteer as a docent at the Arizona- Sonora Desert Museum.