I have lived in Brookline for the past 13 years, having moved back here for the schools. My two sons, now a junior and sophomore at Brookline High School, enjoyed their K through 8 years at Lincoln. I believe my first interaction with the BEF was as a runner on Team Brookline. I was thrilled to be able to support the mission of the BEF and do something that I love to do, which is of course running. Now I am not someone who has always been a runner. In fact, I only started running about 10 years ago and I never thought I would ever run a race. But someone very wise said to me “if you can run 5 miles, you can run a marathon” and I never looked back. The best part about being on Team Brookline was being part of a supportive community that was dedicated to working together to achieve a common goal. And this is true of the BEF – I am constantly impressed by the work this foundation does to support the professional development of our Brookline educators. When I was contacted about joining the board, I felt that it was the perfect way to become more involved and give back to the teachers in our school community.
Professionally, I am a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, and Vice-Chair and Director of the Division of Women’s and Perinatal Pathology in the Department of Pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. I am also a Consultant Pathologist for the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center where I am an Associate Member of the Gynecologic Cancer and Sarcoma Programs. I did my undergraduate training at Haverford College and medical training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.