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I was born in North Carolina, grew up in Washington, D.C., and have lived, studied and worked in New York City ever since I turned voting age. I consider myself a humanitarian, a perspective that I inherited from my mother who worked as a high school principal, and which I also attribute to my work and education in the social sciences.
I hold bachelors and masters degrees in Sociology, a masters degree in Economics/Demography and have additional graduate credits in Journalism. I formerly worked as chief of (non-medical) research in fertility and family planning in the Population Division of the United Nations in New York and served for four years as chairperson of the International Programme Committee of the International Planned Parenthood Federation in London. These positions have taken me on official business to sixty-three developed and developing countries
I sing in my church choir, love to entertain and am something of a museum hopper, gourmet cook and avid gardener. I enjoy classical music, opera, jazz and blues with my husband with whom I share my home in New York City.