Happy To Get The Hell Out of Palo Alto!

My time in high school

Attended high school in the

Overall high school experience
2/10. I was lonely and picked on. I never went to any campus event outside campus hours and never bought a yearbook.

Grades in high school
B's and C's


Favorite subjects
Foreign Language, History / Social Studies, English

Struggled with...
Math. I was rebelling. Physical Education: Eye Hand Coordination problems.

Favorite extracurricular

Life since high school

Attended college / university at
Michigan State University

Majored in
My Major was Communication with a double major in Political Science and a minor in History

Post-graduate education or training
Continuing Education: Paralegal Training at Georgetown University 

Places lived in US
California, Maryland, Michigan

Current occupations / past occupations
Arts, Peer Grief Counseling both volunteer.

Industries I've worked in
- Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
- Administrative and Support Services
- Information (e.g. Publishing, Film, Broadcast, Telecommunications, Libraries)
- Survey Public Opinion. Questionnaire Design & Interview.

Did your education prepare you for your career or occupation?
Not really.

Has your education or career/occupation trajectory ever changed? How?
I'm not retired exactly but I don't work. 

A little introspection...

To me, being successful means...
Survive and be active

My definition of success has changed over time. 
I don't have to be famous! I don't have to be rich!

My greatest accomplishment to date and what I’ve learned from it
Professionally: Helping organize the 1st Capital Fringe Theater Festival. Personally: Acting as Primary Caregiver for my dying father. Five Heart Attacks and Prostate Cancer Surgery over 8 years.

My biggest mistake or regret so far and what I’ve learned from it
Not staying in California when I returned halfway through college in 1978

An unexpected event that significantly changed my life and how it impacted me
My father's first heart attack. I had to make the commitment to stay with him and I had to grow up!

My favorite spot in or around Palo Alto

Mayfield Mall