It's not exactly my natural habitat, the beach, but it's a beautiful coastline in Rhode Island, where I work, and the weather was fine in October 2012, when this photo was taken. (The next day, all hell broke loose on the same spot. Hurricane Sandy.)
I'm a journalist. My current habitat is public radio. I cover all aspects of health care now for Rhode Island Public Radio.
A list of all the protective gear I've worn while on assignment: hard hats, lots of hard hats; chest high waders; safety glasses; a bullet proof vest; a fat suit; snow shoes.
Before radio, I handled internal communications for a financial services company, raised money for a nonprofit organization, and traveled as a change management analyst for a big consulting firm.
Eventually I got my Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
I have a toddler and a teenager now, so I don't have much free time. When I do, I soak up podcasts, listen to music from all over the globe, read, and try to make things, like skirts, or a vegetable garden. I'm not very good at the last ones.