AUTHOR, COLLEGE ADMISSION: FROM APPLICATION TO ACCEPTANCE, STEP BY STEP --
August 2011, Three Rivers Press
With Robin Mamlet, former admission dean at Stanford,
Swarthmore and Sarah Lawrence, a comprehensive guide to the college
application process with advice and insights from more than 50
admission deans. College Admission directly addresses all the
questions that plague students and parents along the way to an
acceptance letter and will be a definitive resource throughout the
high school years.
SPECIAL PROJECTS EDITOR, GENTRY MAGAZINE -- October 2004 to
Responsible for three special issues a
year for Gentry, a northern California glossy.
Includes developing concept,
creating article roster of sidebars, Q&A interviews and
front-of-the-book, and writing entire feature well of three to four
full-length features. Special issues include “Leading Peninsula Women”,
featuring profiles of more than 35 prominent women in business,
technology, the arts and philanthropy; "Life at C-Level", a round-up of
Silicon Valley's CEOs, COOs, and CFOs, and “Gala”, featuring party
coverage of major fund-raising and philanthropic events.
BOOK REVIEW, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- September 2003 to
Regular reviewer for San Francisco Chronicle, specializing in
education, parenting and related fiction.
COLUMNIST, "PERSPECTIVES," GENTRY MAGAZINE --
October 2001 to January 2008
"Perspectives", formerly "Peninsula FYI," is a monthly
front-of-the-book section in Gentry, a northern California
glossy. Each month it includes a first-person column, with recent topics
including the true meaning of philanthropy, sportsmanship in the age of
high-powered parenting, the pleasures of handmade stationery, the
decline of manners among the upwardly mobile, and the fine art of
hostess gifts. In addition, I am a regular contributor of feature work,
including interviews with author Lalita Tademy, author Lemony Snicket,
Genentech President Myrtle Potter, food writer Amanda Hesser, Gourmet
editor Ruth Reichl, jewelry designer Elsa Peretti and ProActiv founders
Dr. Kathie Fields and Dr. Katie Rodan,. I also do event coverage,
including galas such as Cure Autism Now, and athletic events, such as
the Menlo Charity Horse Show. .
WRITER AND FREELANCE JOURNALIST -- July 1985 to present
General feature work and reporting on topics ranging from women's
issues and parenting to college admisisons and Olympic sports training. Work
has appeared in newspapers such as USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the
Los Angeles Times, and the San Jose Mercury News; magazines including Parenting, Self, Home & Design,
Chicago, Commerce, and West; and has been
anthologized in the book Conversations with M.F.K. Fisher.
OTHER JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE
- Intern, Public Relations, Federal National Mortgage Association,
January 1975 to May 1975
- Staff Reporter, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, Worcester,
Massachusetts, summer 1974
- State House Reporter, Associated Press, Boston, 1973
- Associate Editor, Daily Free Press, 1973 and 1974
- Reporter, Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois, 1969,
1970, and 1971
MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON WOMEN AND GENDER,
STANFORD UNIVERSITY -- Palo Alto, California, 2000 to 2004
The Institute is the oldest feminist institute and think tank in
the country, supporting research into women's changing economic and
social roles with the mission of contributing to policy-making and
leadership on issues such as women's health, aging, and workplace
MEMBER, CASTILLEJA SCHOOL, CENTENNIAL ENDOWMENT CAMPAIGN -- Palo
Alto, California, 2003 to 2008
Castilleja School was started at the request of the first president
of Stanford University and today is a prestigious, nationally known
girls-only middle and high school program. The campaign is charged with
raising an approximately $40 million endowment in celebration of
Castilleja School's Centennial anniversary in 2008.
MEMBER, ADVISORY BOARD, STANFORD UNIVERSITY RED BARN EQUESTRIAN
CENTER -- Palo Alto, California, 2006 to 2008
The Advisory Board is charged with the management of the
university’s 13-acre equestrian center, including land use,
facilities, development, marketing and community outreach.
Additional Business Experience
VICE PRESIDENT, EQUIS, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- 1984 to 1985.
LEASING SPECIALIST, FULLER COMMERCIAL BROKERAGE COMPANY (NOW ROYAL
LEPAGE), CHICAGO -- 1979 to 1984.
ASSISTANT TO DEPARTMENT HEAD, BAIRD & WARNER, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS --
1978 to 1979.
COMMERCIAL LENDING ASSOCIATE, MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM, FIRST
NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- 1975 to 1978.
Boston University, Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Summa Cum Laude,