Education and Self-Directed Study
Continuing education courses and studies with the aim of acquiring breadth of knowledge. It has provided a versatility that is an advantage when wanting to promptly establish rapport and communicate with individuals of diverse cultures, lifestyles, economic status, literacy levels, and emotional states (ex., fearful, resistant, emotionally volatile). It also has enabled flexibility to adapt to abrupt changes in circumstances (ex., an outbreak of human emotions, an emergency).
New since 2022 is the study of canine nutrition and health. This was prompted by the four years of dealing with a sweet rescue dog with repeated, unexplained skin infections.
Course topics relating to business include: management, consumer psychology, social economics, accounting, business ethics, customer service and public relations, and real estate law.
Topics relating to health care include social marketing, healthy habits, and issues in the prevention, transmission, and treatment of communicable diseases. Another important topic was barriers to health care for marginalized adults, e.g., undocumented, addicted, homeless, emotionally fragile, incarcerated, low-income, seriously ill, et al.
Education that has general application includes human motivation, adult education strategies, professional writing, and the psychology of self-motivation, resilience, and resourcefulness. Course work at the University of Washington and attendance at conferences on medical ethics.
1972 - Associate Degree from Bellevue Community College
1968-1969 - Lycée de Jeunes Filles du Mans, Le Mans, France (high school)
1967 - Summer school in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico