Working with amazing students. I particularly love meeting with students when they have finished their Fellowships and are eager to tell their stories about the positive changes theyíve brought about in communities around the world and about the impact that this work has on them as people.
I used to be an archaeologist, and mud and dirt still seem to have a fatal attraction for me. So, for summer and fall weekends I generally end up covered in bike oil (I donít understand how other people cycle without getting covered in the stuff!) or river sludge from kayaking. In the spring itís dirt from the garden. In the winter I grab my snow shoes and head for the White Mountains Ė I stay pretty clean in the snow. I also love gradually turning my house and yard into a colorful haven, watching old movies (Iím going through a spaghetti western stage), reading detective novels, learning Spanish, cooking and eating great food, traveling, and just sitting on my deck with my feet on the rail and a glass of wine in my hand.
I was attracted to working in an environment where we enable students to use their skills, experiences, and education to address the issues that they care most passionately about. The PSC works very creatively and aims to empower students and communities, and this is both rewarding and fun.