Paul Parrett is a second year graduate student in the Anthropology program at CSUN, where he also received his undergraduate degrees. As a passionate anthropologist interested in medicine and healing he felt right at home in the CSUN department, and so continued on to pursue an M.A. degree. Paul currently holds down a multitude of jobs including administration in the anthropology office, assistant instructor at a local martial arts school, and private grounds keeper. He has also been employed as a research assistant in diverse topics such as experiences of past life regression, belief in fairies, and the health experiences of neo-pagans. Paul hopes to become a professor of cultural anthropology with a specialty in global medical systems and herbal medicine. His top tips for success include following your passion, taking shots in the dark because you never know where you will score, and to always stop and smell the flowers.