I have known since I was 20 that I wanted to be a chemistry professor working at a small, primarily undergraduate institution, and I am so happy to have found my way to Warren Wilson College. There is no better place to live and work than here in the Swannanoa Valley. I first learned about Warren Wilson from my sister-in-law, who is an alumna. I was — and am — drawn to the college’s commitment to environmental responsibility, cross-cultural understanding, and social justice, particularly through the many experiential learning opportunities. My primary specialty is Organic Chemistry, and my passions include Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology. That is, I like to learn about how biological systems and organisms work, using Organic Chemistry as my main tool to study them. I have many opportunities to follow all of these, both in the classroom and as a researcher.