Sewing, quilting, crocheting, and birdwatching. My chickens, cats, and garden could be counted as hobbies but they're really just part of farm life!
Best advice I ever received
From Dean Slatkin during my first academic appointment: Concentrate on what you're doing - not what others are saying. (paraphrased).
My undergrad alma mater
If I weren't a professor, I would
In graduate school, I was headed to big pharma to work in drug discovery / development when I volunteered to teach my advisor's class while he was away. When he returned from his conference I declared that I loved it and wished I could teach every day! So I changed tracks and here I am still loving to teach almost 20 years later.
My husband calls them books du jour. I re-read Pride and Prejudice annually and love the Harry Potter series. But my favorites change depending on whether I like what I’m currently reading.
Marvel's Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, etc.
A mocha latte from Yo Cup made with Happy Cow chocolate milk.
Nobody knows I
We don't buy bread at my house - I make it from scratch once a week.
My latest accomplishment
I just (December 2015) completed a certificate in Educational Research Methodology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.