I am a lifelong Michigander, having lived in Wayne, Kent, Ingham and now Oakland counties. I was first generation college. I graduated from Grand Rapids Jr. College, Michigan State with my BA, and Wayne State for my law degree, as a single parent for the last 4 years.
I worked for the Dept. of Social Services before law school, and Macomb Legal Aid before opening my private practice. I wrote and published 5 editions of Michigan Law for Everyone and 5 non-law-related books. A local business owner in Ferndale introduced me to his wife as a community activist and indeed I have long been and am.
I ran for the State Board of Education for the Green Party from 2014 to 2018 and did my “homework.” Running for U of M Board of Regents is rounding out my university education (!) Listening is important for public servants. I look forward to what I can learn from anyone with a connection to U of M.