While released from the academic preserve several decades ago, I am still captive to late nights reading, big words, and insatiable curiosity. Since leaving Stanford with my undergraduate degree in Anthropology, I spent many years working in the financial industry, conducted equity and market research, and managed a business intelligence department for a Fortune 500 corporation. Recently, I shifted course and earned my single-subject California teaching credential in Social Sciences and have taught both high school and 8th grade history. I was lucky enough to have read social anthropology at Oxford while studying overseas through Stanford, and find that experience invaluable as I resume studies for my Master's in Anthropology. The broadcasting, accumulation, and transmission of capital persist as my bright, shiny objects.