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University of California, Los Angeles B.A.
University of California, Santa Barbara M.A.and Teaching Certificate for High
School and Junior College.
University of California, Berkeley (Business Classes)
Philipps Universit___Е_t, Marburg, Germany
Fuji Studios, Florence Italy
Santa Rosa Junior College - Certification for Ombudsman duties with the Sonoma
County Council on Aging.
Academic Experience
University of California, Santa Barbara - Teaching Assistant, German
University of Maryland, European Division - Instructor, German
Department of Defense, European Division - Instructor, German
Department of Defense, Dependant High School - Teacher, German and English
Fachoberschule Augsburg, Germany - Teacher, English
Santa Rosa Junior College, Adjunct Faculty, German

I am a native born German bilingually raised since the age of six. I have attended school in Germany and the U.S. and have taught school in both countries. I have received both a Fulbright and Daad fellowship given by the German government for study in Germany. I have been recognized for excellent teaching in Germany and the U.S. I also lived and studied weaving and batik in Florence, Italy where I exhibited my work at the Palazzo Strozzi. I met and married my husband in Marburg, Germany. We worked and traveled throughout Europe for six years before we finally returned to the U.S. My family comes from west Germany, the former east Germany and parts of East Prussia giving me a good overview of life and history in all three communities.

I have worked for Dole Food Company and Sprint Communications as a Strategic Planner. My duties were to produce the ten year strategic plan, work on mergers and acquisitions, and investigate possible avenues for future growth. I also managed the corporate libraries. I have worked for the Sonoma County Humane Society as a fund raiser and managing editor of the Humane Society monthly magazine. I have worked for over seven years as an Ombudsman for the Council on Aging. I enjoy teaching at Santa Rosa Junior College very much and love the interaction with my students.

We have lived in Sonoma County for eleven years now and enjoy the stimulation afforded by this area. In addition to being involved in the German American community we are also a part of the art community. My husband is a well-known printmaker and graphic artist. I enjoy making jewelry, traveling and taking photographs.
Professional Areas of Interest
German History and Politics and Current Events.
German Art and Culture.
Teaching Principles and Practices.
Professional Involvement and Community Service
I have served as an Ombudsman for Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities for more than seven years for the Council on Aging.

Member of the Sebastopol Arts Center.

Member of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdient Alumni

Member of the Alumni Association, University of California, Los Angeles

Member of the Alumni Association, University of California, Santa Barbara

Member, American Translators Association

Honors and Awards
Alumni Scholarship, UCLA
Fulbright Association Fellowship
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - Fellowship
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Adjunct Faculty - German
Modern & Classical Languages
Emeritus Language Lab - Room 1527B
Santa Rosa