grew up in central Pennsylvania – a small town outside of Harrisburg.
I ended up in Boston for college. I went to Tufts, where I majored
in biology and thought I would be a doctor. I graduated – moved
out to Seattle for a short time, worked random jobs, and realized
I wasn’t interested in being a doctor. I moved back to Boston
and worked as a program director for the middle school program at
Girls Inc. in Lynn. After a couple of years, I earned my teaching
certification for both math and science. I currently teach 5th grade
science at the Edward Brooke Charter School. Teaching can really be
all consuming and I like having a chance to do something totally different
on the days I’m on the radio. I try to find time for other hobbies
too – reading, softball, yoga, cooking…
enjoy listening to all kinds of radio – music, talk, news, sports,
etc. A few years ago I followed a lot of local musicians – particularly
folk music – and I started listening to more local radio shows.
I read a posting looking for Something About the Women DJs around
the time I was hoping to learn more about radio. I would still like
to learn and experiment more with using radio as a way to involve
the community and share stories. I like that good radio introduces
me to new music and new perspectives. When I’m visiting my family,
I listen to WXPN out of the University of Pennsylvania in Philly,
and I have discovered several great new artists from their programs.
I have always been a fan of folk music – I’m a sucker
for the women singer/ songwriters. Lately I have been developing more
of an interest in jazz vocalists as well as R&B and world music.
I also love listening to radio documentary shows – i.e. NPR
Saturday afternoons – a little different than WMFO but still
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