My non-statistical interests include hiking, playing viola, baking, reading, and board games. I also enjoy spotting interesting fungi and small animals such as frogs, chipmunks, snakes, newts, and the occasional beaver or porcupine while walking in the woods.

I have a very cute and stubborn black lab named Dosi. Her favorite activities are tracking rabbits, dashing at top speed through the woods, swimming, getting belly rubs, and catching tossed treats.

My name, Anna Plantinga, is pronounced ann-uh plan-ting-uh (think "planting a tree"), and I use she/her/hers pronouns. (My name and most of my great-grandparents come from Friesland, in the northern part of the Netherlands.)