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Legislative Biography -- 71st (2001) Session



Washoe County Assembly

District No. 27

Human Services Consultant




Born:  1955; Carmel, California.

Educated:  Sonoma State University, B.A., 1977, with distinction and honors; University of Nevada, Reno, M.A., 1979, Spanish Language and Literature.

Children:  Emma Fulkerson.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Traveling, hiking, skiing.

Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 1999-2001--two regular sessions.


Affiliations:  Board of Directors, Girl Scout Council of Sierra Nevada; Board of Directors, Join Together Northern Nevada; Member, Domestic Violence Prevention Council; Member, Step 2 Advisory Board; Member, Sierra Nevada Community Access Television Advisory Board; Member, Nevada Kids Count Advisory Council; Member, Racial Justice Institute Advisory Board; Member, Lighthouse of the Sierra Advisory Board; Host and Co-Producer of "Children First!" public affairs show on KOLO television (ABC).


Personal and Professional Achievements:  Flemming Fellow, Center for Policy Alternatives, Class of 2000; Humanitarian of the Year, Greater Nevada School Counselor Association, 2000; Legislator of the Year, Nevada Association of Social Workers, 2000; Nevada Women's Role Model Award, Office of the Nevada Attorney General, 2000; Politician of the Year, Truckee Meadows Human Services Association, 1999; Rising Star Award, Outstanding First-Term Legislator, Nevada Women's Lobby, 1999; Child Advocate Award, Stand for Children, 1998; Community Unity Award, Mental Health Coalition of Northern Nevada, 1997; Women Helping Women, Soroptimist International of Truckee Meadows, 1997; Golden Girl Award, Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada, 1997; Mae Carvell Award, Venture Club of Truckee Meadows, 1995; Citizen of the Year, Nevada Association of Social Workers, 1994; former Board Chair, Western States Youth Services Network and Region IX Representative to Board of Directors, National Network of Runaway and Homeless Youth Services; former Executive Director, Children's Cabinet; Peace Corps Volunteer, Dominican Republic; American Field Service Scholar, Madrid, Spain.

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