I grew up in Illinois, went to college in Massachusetts, lived in Europe and Asia while working for the US State Department, then went to graduate school back in Illinois. That’s where I met my future husband, who was teaching at Penn State, and thus I am here! And what a lovely place to land: I could not have imagined a better place to raise a family (son and daughter), have a career (providing psychological care and teaching psychology), and be part of a vibrant and varied community.
I’ve served on many boards and committees over the years, from social services to women’s health to political action and the arts. I am committed to making contributions that serve all our community members, and to making the world a better place now and into the future. As a first generation American, I am keenly aware of how precious our system of government is, and of how important it is to share the wonderful opportunities here with all members of our community.
The goal of United Way, to make life better for everyone in our community, is a goal I share. I look forward to being part of this organization, and contributing in any way I can.