When I am not in the field or in the laboratory, I practice Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do, a martial art style originated from Okinawa, Japan. I have trained in Shorin-Ryu for over 17 years and I look forward to training for many more years to come. In addition, I delight in finding new music and I am always on the search for new artists. I avidly follow my favorite bands for the latest tours and I love being at a good concert. I have had the great fortune of being able to travel extensively and I am in the process of planning an extensive backpacking trip (someday!).