I am married with four kids: two boys and two girls. The boys are pictured above with Finnish kids’ metal band Hevisaurus.   My husband John is a visual artist by training and a composer and arranger of music by calling.

I enjoy cooking vegan and vegetarian whole-foods based meals, reading and writing, jogging, and all manner of outdoor activities, especially now that we live in Helsinki, where nature is stunningly integrated into the capital city. I also love the time I get to spend in South Africa for research!