Hi! I am a sincere, genuine, fun loving, honest, caring, sensitive, affectionate, and intelligent PhD in cultural anthropology who is not without a sense of humor. I love reading, cooking, travelling, dancing (especially salsa and ballroom, and at which I spend multiple nights a week), photography, snorkeling, and camping. I enjoy a night out on the town but am equally contented by a leisurely stroll along the beach or a candle lit evening at home. While much of my time does get taken up with academia and teaching, I do not let these activities run my life. I think that life is far too precious a gift to go unappreciated. I try to keep in mind that life is often too serious to always take seriously, and I do not object to laughing at myself if the situation warrants it.