Why did you want to join the USC Newcomers’ Club?
I moved to USC last August and wanted to meet new people and socialize.
Where did you recently move from?
I had been living in Raleigh, NC for ten years. Prior to that we were in Roswell, GA for three years, Raleigh( the first time) for three years and before that NJ.
Where did you grow up?
My husband and I both grew up in Bayonne, NJ.
Where did you go to college and what did you study?
I went to St Peters College in Jersey City, NJ. I have degrees in History, with a minor in secondary education and Accounting.
Do you have any kids? If so what are their names and ages?
I have three daughters. Stephanie, 25, and Mary Cate, 22, still live in NC. Jaclyn,16, is a junior at USC High School.
Do you have any pets?
Our dog , Cleo,died in June. She was 13 1/2 years old and lived a great life. Currently we have no pets, but I would not rule out another dog in our future.
What do you like to do for fun?
I love to read and do crafts. My newest adventures are quilting and embroidery. My husband and I like to try new restaurants and go to the movies or theatre. We have a house in Emerald Isle, NC and love spending time there.
What books on your shelf are begging to be read?
I have always been an avid reader, so the list is very long. I enjoy our Book Club so my next two reads will be The Yohnalassee Riding Club For Girls and the Forty Rules of Love.
What’s the biggest goal you are working on now?
My daughter is a junior so we are investigating colleges and teaching her to drive. My oldest recently became engaged so I look forward to helping her plan her wedding. As for myself, I would like to start piano lessons.
What other things do you want your fellow newcomers to know about yourself?
Newcomers has been a great introduction to Pittsburgh and the many things this area has to offer. I have made friends, tried new restaurants, read some good books I might not otherwise have chosen and learned a lot about this city I now call home.