I'm a native Upstate New Yorker and am happy to have had the opportunity to live in the LA, DC, Philadelphia, and now Phoenix areas. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and exploring museums with my husband and two boys. We're learning to appreciate the beauty of the desert and the fun things to do in Arizona.
My boys are no strangers to academic conferences and I'm always happy when APSA, ISA, LSA, etc. make efforts to support working moms (and dads) providing childcare, lactation rooms, and in other ways. My older son slogged through the APSA fire experience in DC and my youngest traveled with me while I was 7 1/2 months pregnant to present at ISA in New Orleans . I took a breast pump to the UN. If you are a new parent I'm glad to share my (limited) advice on navigating conferences and research trips with little ones and/or to hear your wisdom.