A brief introduction


"It's never too late to be what you might have been."

I've taken George Eliot's famous quote as my life's theme. At 36, I am as non-traditional a graduate student as exists in the University of Florida's School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Getting my Master's in Mass Comm., a goal that usually takes two years to accomplish, will take me a little over three years to complete. University life is a whole different experience when you've made a pit-stop (or four) on your way to graduate school.

Journalism is a young person's game and the time demands it requires are probably better suited for someone with a child or two less than I have. So, once I complete my MAMC, I am once again diving into the classroom to pursue a Physician Assistant degree, a radical departure from Mass Comm, to be sure. Finally my experiences with family illness, my decades of research in health and nutrition and my 11+ years of dealing with routine childhood medical issues will prove to be professionally useful, and possibly even lucrative.

My family and I have been living in Gainesville for the past two and a half years and we have all thoroughly enjoyed our time here. I can't thank my husband and my kids enough for their patience and their support. They have stood by without complaint as I spread myself thin and sacrificed family time to complete my studies. Fortunately, Gainesville has proven to be a far more family-friendly town than Miami ever was, and luckily for us, we are all used to the heat; we enjoy the cooler winters; we love sports and we have learned to appreciate wearing Orange and Blue on a nearly daily basis.

I hope you enjoy my webpage, and...

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