I like an open world view. When I heard about foreign exchange programs as far back as high school I aimed to attend one, the most natural thing in the world. Came the time when my peers and I were planning out the years of our young adulthood there were few who wanted to go abroad and none but me who did. It has been my pleasure to live in wonderful places: Paris, Geneva, and Israel and to grow up in Massachusetts. I've learned other languages, I use French every day. I've traveled to yet more places in Europe, the former Soviet Union, Africa and the US west coast.
It's a wonderful life of movement and variety and I keep a world map on my wall to remind me where I've been and where I'm going and not to stress too much about where I am at any given moment. The ship of state always finds a new haven.
I got my start in professional writing with five years working in business journalism in Switzerland. Returning to Boston I built a career on the twin pillars of medical research administration and an MBA in health care management. In both I acquired new skills in writing and with both was propelled to volunteer at meaningful activities and charity events outside of work: 22-year service with the BAA's Boston Marathon that put me on their Wall of Volunteers, Susan G. Komen and Alzheimer’s fundraisers, creation of a graduate-level public health preparedness course, deployment with the American Red Cross in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and service on the editorial board and mentor/advisor for the Society of Research Administrators International. Currently I am a reader for Pangyrus literary journal.
Favorite reading: memoir, historical romance, giant sagas of historical fiction, history texts. Occasional legal thrillers. BA Wellesley College and MBA Boston University.
I dance, too! Latin and ballroom standard.