After college I worked as a social worker in a women’s prison. Following graduate school in social work and then social welfare policy in Kentucky and Massachusetts, I worked as a social worker in a rural health program in West Virginia, as an adult educator in a participatory education center in Tennessee, as a social science researcher in a program on genetics, ethics and the law, and as an independent social science researcher/writer.
I was born in Washington, D.C. Before moving to New Hampshire in 1986, I lived in New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Massachusetts, and London, England. After returning to graduate school in school counseling, I started working at Antrim Elementary School, Pierce School in Bennington, and Dublin Consolidated School as the school counselor. I have been interested in social justice, human rights, and social services since high school, when a friend and I founded the Social Action Club as tenth graders.