I was the quintessential little girl who loved horses. I didn’t want Barbie dolls; I wanted Breyer horse models, riding boots, and every equine book ever written.
When I grew up, I broadened my horsey horizons to become a veterinarian. I was sworn to protect public health and licensed to heal every species except our own. That vast territory of veterinary medicine once felt boundless, to me. Now, the growing conflicts between animals and man threaten the well being of us all. I wanted to help more than one animal at a time.
Journalism, my other lifelong love, was the perfect solution. As a writer, I can hoof it all over the world to tell the stories about the inextricable links between animals, people, and the environment we share. Perhaps those stories just might heal all of us.