People, Places & Things


My sister, Lara Pullen

My husband, Dan Kohn:
+1st internet commerce
(more on early internet commerce + video)

My late grandfather


I love traveling to explore and learn about the planet. I've visited over 80 countries, and all 7 continents. Some of my favorite places:

  • deserts & drylands: Morocco, Syria, Qatar, Botswana, New Mexico
  • polar regions: Iceland, Antarctica
  • tropics: Grenada, central Java, Sri Lanka, Belize, Philippines
  • highlands: Guatemala, North Carolina, Laos, Madeira

I contribute to travel website Fathom. Atlas Obscura is another engaging source for travel curiosities. And finally, my pick of inspiring travel companies: Geographic Expeditions, Black Tomato.

Cool tools:

Toni Morrison on Education:

“I tell my students, 'When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game'.”

Notable non-profits: