Currently, I'm a librarian at the University of Florida. Previously, I worked on a Phd at University of Rochester in Brain & Cognitive Sciences. I found that I loved the library research but not so much the experimental aspects of the degree and couldn't envision a life for myself after grad school teaching in a university or college. So I decided to become a spinster librarian and have been extremely happy with the choice ever since.
At UR I studied language acquisition by deaf children, especially the acquisition of pedogogical languages invented in the hopes that deaf children could communicate with their parents and have an easier time learning English.
During my graduate school years and previously, I was an American Sign Language-English interpreter for 20 years.