Environmental Studies (Soil and Water Resources). Now living in Ewing. I came to Stockton in 1988 at age 37 as a nontraditional student, a single mom on welfare armed with only an Associate Degree in Horticulture and a scholarship into Stockton's Environmental Studies Program. After taking my first Ecology course with Mike "Guru" Geller, I was smitten with learning about the environment and I knew my childhood affinity with nature was becoming a reality. What meant the most to me was the camaraderie and mentorship of professors Claude Epstein, Ray Mueller, Mike Hozik and Matt Landau. Being a "rock hound" as a child, I especially loved the geology club and field trips as well as the Pinelands canoe trips!! Upon graduation, I began a career as a Restoration Ecologist and Wetlands Specialist. My experience at Stockton brought meaning, purpose and hope into my life. Now I get paid to hang out by the river and bring home frogs!!

Recently retired but still consulting and about to complete my MA in Liberal Studies, designing an online course titled "Nature, Ethics & Aesthetics: Relating to the Natural World in the 21st Century."