I am thrilled to be realizing my life-long dream of teaching. I spent the first 25 years of my career working in business, and after selling my escrow business I returned to college. I finally completed my B.A. and M.A. in Literature and Writing at California State University San Marcos where my research on women and religion in 18th century literature established a foundation for my work in women’s studies. I wrote in my thesis that Mary Wollstonecraft grounds her argument for women’s rights in God—a woman’s right as man’s equal is a God given right. That remains my argument!
Some of my most rewarding and intense study was during my time at Western Kentucky University working toward my graduate certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies. I completed the program in the summer of 2014 and have been teaching GWS 200 since that time. I also teach in the women’s studies program at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, Minnesota.
Although I grew up in Southern Minnesota—I have spent most of my life in Southern California. Minnesota, however, remains my “heart country.” Two of my daughters live there with their families, including two very sweet grandsons. My son and his wife live in San Francisco (an amazing city), and my oldest daughter, her three sons and their families are here in Southern California.