I have a 60-graduate credit combined Master of Science in Nutrition and Community Education from Columbia University. I am a former Chief Nutritionist with the City of Milwaukee Health Department.. My undergraduate degree was in Art History, and I am also a former art teacher. (I had been teaching junior high school art in an inner city location, when I sensed that my students seemed to have malnutrition problems...but I didn't know enough about nutrition to address these issues. And so, I went back to school, and learned how to address them.) I believe in fixing, or trying to fix, what is right in front of me. I am equally interested in art and science, because both are important parts of our lives. I have two wonderful grown children, and I'd like to think something of my spirit is within them, and will always be. My older son has supported New Orleans since he and his fellow students at Tulane escaped Hurricane Katrina. Since graduating, he tries to return to NOLA 3 times a year, with several of his closest friends, to show his support and love for that amazing city. My younger son received his first patent this year in biomedical engineering for an implantable device that can transmit signals from above a spinal injury to the nerves below the spinal injury. I believe there is always something we can do to make our world better, and improve things for someone.