I'm a native of San Luis Obispo,
California. I've spent a fair amount of time living in other countries (mainly France and New Zealand) and in Michigan. That said, I will probably always consider myself a Californian. Yes, I am a fan of Jamba Juice (it's from my hometown), Baja Fresh, and See's Candy. But not Prop 8.
I used to have various extra-curricular interests, but these days I spend most of my spare time changing diapers and the like. My first daughter, Sophie, passed away in February 2011. If you would like, you can read more about her inspirational but terribly difficult life here. My second daughter, Paige, is happy and healthy, and will babble up a conversation with anyone.
I am married to Rob Salmond, also an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan.