At 47 Clark Street in Cranford, NJ, Dad often referred to me as Daughter Number Four. As the youngest of four children, all girls, it’s fitting. Mom, an avid reader, introduced me to books at an early age. The Cranford Public Library was my second home. My library card was one of the best things Mom ever got me.
I studied advertising and public relations at Boston University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from BU’s College of Communication.
My love of chocolate started with Bosco, when I was very young, seemingly innocent at first. The canister of M&M’s on the kitchen counter enabled my desire. Chocolate is the very essence of my being. Now, I try to limit my indulgence to small spurts of fair trade chocolate.
After breast cancer, I took up yoga to get my body back into shape. Flexibility was not one of my strengths but I soon fell in love with the practice. Yoga brings discipline and balance into my life, strengthening my mind and body at the same time. Namaste!
As a featured speaker, I enjoy sharing my family’s hereditary/familial cancer journey, educating audiences about screening, BRCA genetic testing, and the connection to our health and sustainable living.