I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. My paternal grandmother had been raised speaking French and German as well as English. When my grandfather died, she remarried a Russian emigrant, a mechanical engineer who spoke seven languages. We lived close to these two, and they encouraged all their grandchildren to learn as many languages as possible. I have always remembered this.
- M.A., German, Middlebury College, 1988
- B.A., History, Williams College, 1980
- ITAL 401: Elementary Italian 1
- ITAL 402: Elementary Italian 2
I spent my junior year of college enrolled at the University of Tubingen, and my husband and I spent a sabbatical year with our two children in Avignon, France. I began studying Italian during college, in Germany, and have spent time in Italy every year or two.
Other interests: reading, vegetable gardening, exercise, owning a Newfoundland dog, running a visitation program for people experiencing life transitions through my UCC church, learning about the social history of African Americans, environmental issues, immigration and refugee issues.
- Adjunct Faculty Award, 2012
I am available for my students before and after class on Mondays and Wednesdays.