At a Glance

  • 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.