Beyond Academia

This section provides another dimension of who I am outside of the ivory tower.

  • I love to garden, save seeds, plant trees, and care for the earth.
  • We have 4 goats, 40 chickens, a dog, 5 cats, ~200,000 bees
  • I like to build things.
    • In 2013 I built a large garden
    • In 2014 I built a yurt
    • In 2015 I built a root cellar and greenhouse
    • In 2016 I built a cottage and tree house
    • In 2017 I built a farm stand and started an apiary
    • In 2018 I did upkeep and completed a few smaller projects
    • In 2019 I planted a 30 tree orchard and expanded the garden.  I also learned to cure olives
    • In 2020–Planting trees, caring for the garden, gathering honey, queen bee rearing, becoming more proficient at curing olives, always learning from Mother Earth
  • I love soccer.
  • Social Justice is my passion.  As MLK Jr. noted, “Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.”  I want to be great in this sense.
  • Want to start your own non-profit?  Check out my four page guide here (PDF)