My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Life is what you make it.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. I'm living it -- writing! That or a wildlife biologist or veterinarian.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Being too scared to do a semester abroad in college. I made up for it in graduate school and in my professional life, when I traveled frequently throughout Africa and elsewhere.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Nelson Mandela. He embodies forgiveness in a way I can only aspire to.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Playing the guitar.