Widely-read animal-loving, human/animal rights advocate with a passion for classical & extreme metal musics, Spanish reds and cooking Asian cuisines. Full time cog in the Fortune 50 machine, part time grad student, ESL instructor and grant writer. Obsessive/compulsive dog mom to my female English Mastiff and male Great Pyrenees & Boxer Mixes. Ardent lover of language and languages. Blessed with a life full of travel, quality friendships, challenging work environments and an insatiable curiosity for learning. Namaste!