Gave the Tedx: “Women, Power, and Revolutionizing Speech”.
A solo parent of 1 nephew, 2 sons, 1 daughter. Only my youngest son is left in the house, and I already miss him!
A Cook House Fellow at Cornell University
Believe parents should warn parents about empty nest syndrome. (If you’re a parent with a kid going to college, check out what I wrote for Scary Mommy.)
Mentor many incredible young people.
Am an advisory board member Performing Arts for Social Change.
Consult progressive political candidates.
Still cycle, despite being hit in the head by a texting driver years ago. (Don’t text & drive!)
Instruct The Sanford Meisner Technique at my acting studio, The Actor’s Workshop of Ithaca - which teaches me and my kids about communication!
Got my degree in Political Science.
Learned more about presentation, communication, marketing and politics while interning (via the Fund For American Studies) at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee than she did from her four year degree.
Thinks the world would be a better place if we all listened to each other a little more, held our tongues a little less, and generally learned that it’s not what we say, but how we say it, that matters.