Born in Greenwich Village, I moved to the Bronx in time to attend elementary school at St. Angela Merici School. I entered the Academy of Mt. St. Ursula on a full academic scholarship, graduated with honors, and chose to attend the College of New Rochelle. ( I am chair of my next class reunion). I majored in English with minors in philosophy and theology.
I entered the teaching profession as an Ursuline nun and spent my first three years at Blessed Sacrament in New Rochelle and later taught at St. Angela's, Mt. St. Ursula, and Ursuline Academies in Bethesda, MD, Wilmington, DE, and Springfield MA.
A sabbatical in Rome, followed by travel through Europe and the Middle East, led me to branch out to non-Ursuline schools like St. Gabriel's in New Rochelle, Preston here in Throgs Neck, Iona Prep and Iona College. I then decided to obtain a doctorate and chose the University of Delaware for its excellent English Department and library + proximity to my family. I am glad that my career has taken me to Maritime where I enjoy working with my students and colleagues. And, yes, I am still a Sister!