All too often I find myself frustrated by not knowing enough. Some call it a thirst for knowledge, I call it a flee from ignorance. Whatever it is, I’m stuck with it. After receiving a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.S. in Criminal Justice at California State University, Sacramento, I am now in the process of obtaining a masters degree in Crime and Criminal Justice at Leiden University in The Netherlands. My past represents my future aspirations to research and teach which, hopefully, will allow me to continue learning.