Aside from teaching Criminology at George Mason University (used to teach at UMD too...Go Terps!), I'm a behavioral scientist who dabbles in decoding human behavior. Like everyone else in the DC region, I travel a lot, but have had some pretty unique experiences (watching the sun rise from the summit of Mt. Fuji, checking the Great Wall of China for cracks, wandering around Iraq for two years, inspecting former Soviet radar installations, surfing in Hawaii, and much more).
I love my job and especially enjoy teaching Cold War history to students who would rather play Candy Crush. I cross-country ski every time it snows (yes, in McLean), love to cook and make artisanal blue cheese and brew a hell of an IPA to go with it at monthly dinner parties.
For fun, I attend the the f'n'ng Catalina Wine Mixer, race half-iron distance triathlons (Savageman 70.3...also training for the USMC marathon), grow basil, tomatoes and peppers, and can be caught dancing outrageously from time to time. I know some of the best secret trails and restaurants around DC, and camp (with obligatory winery visits) about once a month. I use Oxford commas all over the place and walk to work every day :-)