Scientist. Mother. Immigrant. Published author. I bear many labels, juggle many roles, and have lived in many places. I choose to enter every new home with curiosity, optimism, and a desire to understand. Examining closely and with an open mind helps me make sense of the world I inhabit. From my life experiences in three countries and travel experiences in thirty, I have learned that every life is a journey, regardless of whether you stay in one place, live like a global nomad, or end up being something in between. Whether I write fiction or non-fiction, my characters face everyday challenges, and universal dilemmas. As a writer, I am committed to a lifelong apprenticeship in observation.