Ph.D. in Education Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota
MA in Public Administration from Hamline University
BA in Developmental Psychology from the University of Minnesota
Certificate in the Science of Well-being from Yale
Executive for 20 years, including several positions in the c-suite
Commissioner of Education for the State of Minnesota
Higher education professor, dean, and CAO
Founder of a school for homeless children
Coach and mentor
Author and speaker
I'm a Midwesterner living in Florida.
My Cuban-born husband and I have 6 kids (ages 19 - 37) and 6 grandkids (ages 1 - 8 years).
Hubby is a Miami-Dade firefighter / paramedic / rescue diver / hazmat tech. He is also a former Navy Corpsman
I love jumping into my senses. I play piano and flute; dance the Argentine Tango and salsa,; dabble with painting; and relax through baking and wine drinking.
For excitement I SCUBA dive and downhill ski.
I am an avid traveler who has been to every state and 71 countries. The more I see and the more people I meet, the more I grow in understanding and gratitude.
I have been an active volunteer throughout my life and believe service to others is an honor as well as obligation. I have been a reserve police officer, campaign manager, board member, and active doer.
I am honored to have met Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush each while he was in office.