I am a writer and non-profit manager with a passion for gender equity, sustainable development, and education. I’ve lived in seven countries on four continents, working with local non-profits, schools, and international development agencies.
I’ve been writing for a lifetime, but only recently began to publish. My work has appeared in Montessori Leadership Magazine, the Albany Times Union, Triathlete.com, Tomorrow’s Child, and the Sarasota Herald Tribune. I’m working on two books, one about girls and women in India and one about Montessori competencies for adults.
Along the way, I’ve been a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa, an editor at a law firm in Belgium, and an English teacher at a Montessori High School in Florida. I’ve designed curriculum for online high school students, tutored in a girls’ orphanage in India, and was Director for Kenya, Uganda, and the Sudan for a large international nonprofit. I speak regularly on gender equity and international development. While living in India, I researched gender issues and created SPOILED, a play about violence and masculinity.
The above is my real education, but the formal stuff happened at the University of Pennsylvania (BA), Princeton University (MPA), and New York University School of Law (JD). I also hold Montessori (I and II) certifications.
I’m President of Through Women’s Eyes, a women’s rights and gender organization (with an amazing film festival Through Women’s Eyes International Film Festival you should check out!), and on the Boards of the BARKA Foundation and the Museum of Political Corruption. I’m Chair of the Together Women Rise Grant Selection Committee and former President of the Gulf Coast Chapter of UN Women USA.
I am currently an avid amateur athlete, but most importantly, I try to keep a sense of humor, always look forward to tomorrow, and sincerely hope we all do our part to raise conscious, well-educated 21st-century citizens.