I have been teaching at Wilfrid Laurier University since 2004, including environmental economics, macroeconomics and managerial economics. I like to teach and try hard to communicate clearly and effectively with my students. I have a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University and have also taught agricultural trade at the University of Guelph. My husband, who is also an economist, and I live in Waterloo, and we have two university-aged children. My family was my main focus immediately after completing my doctoral studies, but in recent years, I have been doing a lot of online teaching for Laurier.