Smith College, B.A. Writer and publisher of americacomesalive.com, a website dedicated to telling little-known stories of America’s past. This has led to many stories related to the Civil War. She is also author of Election Day: An American Holiday, An American History, as well as a six-volume history of medicine for the college market. She has collaborated with doctors and business people to write other consumer books. Former instructor at the Osher Institute, University of California at Los Angeles. Served as trustee for LupusLA, the Friends of Smith College Libraries, and the Westchester County Historical Society.