Scholar/Researcher/ Storyteller/Night Owl/Falling Star Seeker/Dream Weaver
In case you’re curious about who I am, I am a Southern Californian native living in San Diego County.
I enjoy doing community outreach, which has been the motivating factor in earning a M.A. in Sociological Practice.
So what else is there to know about me? To be honest, I have no idea how to address this short biography of me.
I am a woman, a mother, grandmother, scholar, and a writer. The list goes on, but I’m not even sure a whole catalog of words would describe who I am completely. All of them help make me who I am, but they do not complete me. They do not make me whole.
Instead, I’ll share 7 things that many people may not know about me but I’ll share with you in this space:
- I am a secret book hoarder. In my spare time I hunt in thrift stores, library bookstores, and book sales for those books that will find a new home on my shelves.
- I can’t sing…really can’t carry a tune and would probably make you cringe if you ever heard me. The best I can do is sing Happy Birthday to you without ruining the song…tis true.
- I’m afraid of heights. But I appreciate the beauty of views and I seek them out with legs trembling.
- When it rains (it seldom does here where I live), I have a secret spot where I drive through puddles and watch the humongous splash that surrounds my car.
- I read in cars. Since I first learned to read, I have always had a book with me whenever I travel. Ok, so may be it’s more like 5-7 books in my bag (I also visit libraries while on vacation).
- I love old school arcade games and never miss an opportunity to drop my quarters into a Ms. Pac-Man.
- I love Chucks!
If you would like to know more about me professionally, I’ve had the pleasure of being a professional assistant (aka public librarian), researcher and analyst, computer and social media specialist, program and event organizer and planner, translator, facilitator of book discussions, budget specialist, web browser expert, customer service expert, sociologist, and writer. What can I say? Life has taken me to jobs where I’ve gained experience and practice in these things and many more duties. I embrace change, challenges, and enjoy working and connecting with people.
My research had me delve into Latin@ families and how they contribute their own funds of knowledge at home that contributes to their children’s academic success in High School. To learn more about my research and read my thesis click here: http://csusm-dspace.calstate.edu/handle/10211.3/138861
You can check out my Curriculum Vitae here: blog-cv-ryconrad
“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind
The symbol @ in Latin@ is used to include both females and males and I use it in my writing and blog posts.