Nancy is a proud mother to a newly enlisted National Guardsman. Residing in Hadley, Mass., she is a former international educator having taught in the Dominican Republic, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Hong Kong. During her teaching career, she integrated service learning projects into the curriculum so her students could gain hands on learning experience supporting important causes. Volunteering is a large part of her family culture, so it was a natural fit when their eldest son chose to enlist in the National Guard. Nancy finds writing about her international teaching and life experiences rewarding and therapeutic. She and her family continue to enjoy international travel and visiting US National Parks.