I grew up in outstate Nebraska (go Huskers!) and I currently live in Lincoln, but have always wanted to try NYC. I absolutely love to travel, having been to various places around the country and the world. My favorite so far has been Israel, where I can soak up the history and archaeology, not to mention the sun. I like to experience new things and read. I enjoy spending time with my nieces and the rest of my family and friends. I value education and the arts. I am in the midst of a career change and will be going back to school in the fall to follow up on my interest in the ancient Near East and modern Middle East.