San Francisco State University
Master of Science Degree in Meteorology Equivalency (per SRJC Equivalency Committee)
Meteorology classes toward the American Meteorological Society Seal
The University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Juris Doctor Degree
Writer for COMM/ENT, the Communications/Entertainment Law Journal
Master of Arts Degree in Communication, Broadcasting
Graduate of Stanford's Mass Media Institute
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science - with Honors
Other fields of concentration: Journalism, Economics, Art History
Earned Tresidder Foundation grant to participate in the Stanford-in-Greece program
Santa Catalina School
Was graduated with Highest Honors
National Honor Society
California Scholastic Society
Soloist in classical piano concert
I am a sixth-generation native Californian, born and raised in Watsonville (Santa Cruz County). In the mid 1800s, ancestors on my father's side arrived in California via covered wagon, and ancestors on my mother's side arrived by ship. My family has been farming for generations, and my mother's parents grew up on adjacent ranches in Point Reyes.
I was graduated from Santa Catalina School in Monterey, and then attended Stanford University where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, and a Master's degree in Communication, Broadcasting. While at Stanford, I was a reporter and a features editor for The Stanford Daily. After Stanford, I worked as an intern and a field producer at KPIX-TV's Evening Magazine.
I then enrolled at the University of California's Hastings College of Law, where I wrote for Comm/Ent, the Communications Entertainment Law Journal. After earning my law degree and joining the California Bar, I practiced law with several San Francisco law firms.
Desiring a career change, I pursued my interest in geosciences at San Francisco State University where I studied Meteorology, Geology and Oceanography. My first job on the air was as the weekend Weather Anchor at the CBS affiliate in Monterey. Subsequently, I worked in the weather departments of several television stations, including KGO Channel 7 in San Francisco (where I was honored at the EMMYs as assistant producer of Unlucky 13, chosen as Outstanding Achievement: News Feature--Single Story, Serious). I continued as an on-the-air Weather Anchor at KSBW-TV Channel 8 in Salinas, KFTY TV-50 in Santa Rosa, KRON 4 in San Francisco, CBS 5 (KPIX-TV) in San Francisco, and KCBS radio (740 AM) in San Francisco.
Over the past several years, I have worked at Stanford University, in charge of specific milestone reunions through the Stanford Alumni Association.
One of my passions is classical music, and I enjoy playing the piano. I like working in my garden, which I designed, and I enjoy spending time with my friends and with animals--the current canine lineup includes a "recycled" Shetland Sheepdog, a rescue Cocker Spaniel and a rescue "Chiweenie" mutt!
Professional Involvement and Community Service:
Both Present and Past:
Santa Catalina School, Monterey, CA
Director, Alumnae Board of Directors
Hallberg Butterfly Garden, Sebastopol, CA
Director, Board of Directors
The Stanford Women's Club of San Francisco
Lecture Series Chair, produced the following lecture series: "Earth, Wind, Water and Fire", "Thinking About Thinking: The Brain", "Thinking About Thinking: the Brain and Consciousness" , "The Heart", "California Water Issues", and "Religion & Politics".
Director, Board of Directors
Stanford Class Reunion Chair in 1993, and again in 2008
PARCA Auxiliary, San Mateo, CA
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children and Adults
Member and Fundraiser
The Junior League of San Francisco
Leadership Development Chair
Fundraiser Steering Committees
Tutor to at-risk children at the "Family Connections" Center
Area Reps Chair (80-volunteer committee)
Nominating Committee Member
Provisional Educastion Advisor
Public Relations Chair/Co-Author of the JLSF ANNUAL REPORT
The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA
Symphonix Member, San Francisco Symphony Volunteer
Saturday Docent Program: program coordinator and volunteer docent
ArtPoint (formerly "The Junior Arts Council")
Encore! (San Francisco Ballet Support Group)
Bravo (San Francisco Opera Support Group)
City Of Hope AIDS Fundraiser, Workout for Hope, San Francisco, CA
The San Francisco Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (S.P.C.A.)
Member of C.L.A.W., Critter Lovers at Work, which provides education, public relations, and fundraising support for the S.P.C.A.
Co-Chair, C.L.A.W.'s "Embarko" Fundraising Event
The Spinsters Of San Francisco
Advisory Board Member
Student Consultations (Office Hours)
My student consultations take place by email.
I give lightning-fast responses to student questions, so feel free to email me questions and comments you may have, and I'll do my best to get back to you quickly. You can expect to hear back from me within 24 hours during weekdays.