As a mother, wife, professor, friend - and as a Being passing by this beautiful earth, my life is never idle, but it is always ideal, because of the aforementioned nouns. I was born in Bangladesh (a land of indomitable spirits), grew up in Zimbabwe (a savanna paradise), and pursued my graduate work in NYC (it's true what they say about making it in NYC). In my travels near and far, there has always been an abundance of beauty and good - and everything/ everyone else has only served to strengthen the muscles of my humor and the space of my soul. Having traveled the continents, my husband and I are busily happy and happily busy, raising our family. With our two fearless children we love to explore the world; whether it be a forest on the other side of the globe, a braii/ cookout with friends and family, or playing about in our own backyard. I am an avid reader; our house is filled with books of every kind, and journals ranging from Botany to Computer Science and everything in between. However, these days my husband and I are pretty well-versed with tales of adventures in faraway lands of fairies and pirates.