Born in San Francisco, California in 1971, I was raised in South San Francisco where I graduated from South San Francisco High School. I received my bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College in Easton, PA in 1993, where I double-majored in Government & Law and Spanish. I am currently a 3rd year graduate student in the Ph.D. program in Anthropology at Stanford University, where I received my M.A. in 1997.
I first became interested in Mexico after I spent my junior year in college studying Spanish in Mexico City. After getting a handle on the language, I started studying the history and culture of that fascinating country, and the rest, you might say, is history!
My personal interests, aside from academics, include the NFC West Champion San Francisco 49ers and the National League West Champion San Francisco Giants when it comes to sports. I have a passion for Afro-Latin (salsa) music — the classic stuff: Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto, Cheo Feliciano, Ruben Blades, Celia Cruz, Cachao, etc. I don’t watch too much television–mainly news and sports–although I do try to make a point to watch a couple of shows when I can: Homicide, >Mystery Science Theater 3000, X-Files, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS, Seinfeld, and Lead Story on BET.
Seeing as how I have this web page, you probably assume I’m comfortable with computers. I guess you could say so, though I’m not nearly as interested in them as I used to be. I recently upgraded to a 486, still don’t have a CD-ROM drive or Windows 95, and I still cruise the net at 14,400 baud! I’ve got some catching up to do.
That’s about enough about me. Just a little information so you know who I am, and hopefully will feel comfortable conversing further.