Remarkable Experience 

To set a high standard for our council district 

Community Activities:  

  • Torrance Blue Ribbon Committee for Ethics and Integrity.

  • Torrance Civil Service Commission.

  • Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor Long Beach. Board Chair.

  • Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation. Board President.

  • Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Board.

  • Health Elder Law Program (H.E.L.P.) Board.

  • Copley Los Angeles Federal Credit Union Board.

  • Community Helpline Board.


  • Katy Geissert Arts in Excellence Award, given by the Torrance Arts Commission.

  • Woman of the Year, given by YWCA

  • Journalist of the Year, given by SPJ, L.A. chapter

  • Woman of the Year, given by the Switzer Center.

  • Inspiration Award, given by H.E.L.P.

  • Woman of Distinction, given by Daily Breeze.

  • Community Volunteer of the Year, given by the Affinity Group.


Journalism activities:

  • California Society of Newspaper Editors. President.

  • Society of Professional Journalists, L.A. chapter. President.

  • Juror for myriad journalism contests, include the Pulitzer Prizes and

            the Selden Ring Prize for Investigative Reporting.


Journalism Career:

Daily Breeze.

  • Managing Editor.


Chicago Sun-Times.

  • Copyeditor.

  • Business News Editor.

  • Entertainment and Books Editor.

  • Assistant Managing Editor/Features.


Detroit Free Press. 

  • Reporter.


Teaching Career:

University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and    


  • Adjunct professor for undergrad and grad Newswriting, Reporting and Editing.


Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

  • Adjunct professor for undergrad Editing.



Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism. BSJ and MSJ.

  • Daily Northwestern. Associate Editor, part of the governing editorial board.

  • Alpha Lambda Delta, freshman women’s academic honorary.

  • Kappa Tau Alpha, journalism academic honorary.

  • McCormick Scholar.


North Central High School.

  • Articles published in the Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis News,

  Indianapolis Times.

  • President, Councilettes, girls service club.

National Honor Society.