Northern California, Connecticut, Louisiana, New York City
Bryn Mawr (A.B.); Middlebury (M.A.)
Why I chose to work at Union:
Originally, I chose to work at Union because of a friend, a Union graduate, who had loved his experience here. I stay because of all that Union students make of their college years.
Years at Union:
I've been at Union for more than 20 years.
French and French history (I'm a true Francophile.)
Favorite sports team:
My son's lacrosse team
Favorite Union sports team:
Women's basketball, hands down. They're a terrific team with a lot of spirit. They love to play and they love to win.
Favorite vacation destination:
In France, Paris; in Italy, Venice; and in the U.S., Eastham on Cape Cod, where you can walk for a mile out on the bay during low tide.
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann, Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Emerson String Quartet, which play at Union each year. These world-class musicians joined students and faculty for dinner in a Minerva House.
Favorite Schenectady restaurant:
I love Ambition for its delicious sandwich and local coffee shop flavor, and Cella Bistro for tapas or dinner.
Favorite campus spot:
My office in Grant Hall, which has a spectacular view overlooking the campus. In the spring, in particular, when the campus blossoms and bustles, I love watching from the window to see all the students together, walking and talking.
Hobbies and interests:
Reading, classical music, opera, cooking