"I grew up in "small-town" Southern Alberta, specifically Claresholm and Stavely. After graduating I moved to Calgary and worked doing various jobs until I finally decided to go to University.
I have a double BA in English and Religious Studies from University of Calgary, an MA in Religious Studies with a concentration on Buddhism from University of Calgary, an MA in Buddhism from the Graduate Theological Union and Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, and am currently working on my Ph'd in Buddhism at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. For my PhD I am focusing on the development of Pure Land Sutras in 1st century CE.
I am looking forward to returning to Canada in May of 2013 with my husband David and my 4 month old baby Atticus."