I am dedicated to the eradication of abuse at ALL levels. I am vegan (since about 2001, vegetarian since about 1985), and I do what I do because I do not believe in hurting or killing others for my own comfort or convenience. I put my conscience and my words into tangible, efficient, and effective ACTION; my purpose in this Universe is to speak out and ACT for those who cannot defend themselves against abuse and injustice, regardless of age, species, gender identity, or any other man-made, divisive factors. I believe in truth and intangible beauty and hope and justice; I believe in exercising kindness in the face of utter brutality, and I have a profound respect for INNOCENCE.
My educational background and employment experience are diverse; I excel at research, facilitating partnerships, community/educational outreach, and conflict resolution. I am adept at learning new concepts and technologies, and I greet new challenges and obstacles with enthusiasm.
Volunteer/Advocate with Bellevue Hospital Center Rape Crisis Program, Hudson County (NJ) Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Win Animal Rights/No Kill New York, Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP) -- New York, Pet Guardian Cat Rescue, World Music Institute, Animal Protection League of New Jersey (APLNJ, formerly known as New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance/NJARA)
Student of HapKiDo at World Martial Arts Center (formerly known as New York Martial Arts Center) and Hatha Yoga at Integral Yoga Institute, noth in New York City.
the eradication of abuse at all levels