After her illustrious career working for Perry Mason, Della made an about face when she moved to Walden's Pond. There she lived in a humble shack and learned to survive by her wits. At UC Davis she studied science and design and learned to merge her disparate experiences into a skill set that has served her well. She never met a question that she didn't want to ask and never heard an answer that she didn't want to analyze. Then she puts on one of her many stylish thinking caps and works out how to "skin the cat" (she looks like Daniel Boone when she wears her cat-skin thinking cap). When she doesn't take her work home with her, she enjoys long walks on the beach, kayaking on the river, and getting away with her family to their cabin in the mountains.