Farm Life

“There I was, a great grandmother going to college for the first time.”

When I was 12 years old, I developed an avid interest in reading stories about medical pioneers, even stories going back way into the 1800s. In those days they were just learning about disease and the way infections spread, and I found that fascinating. It got me interested in medicine at a young age. Photos …

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“It was important to me to connect with other women in agriculture.”

My parents met in Germany, in a displaced persons camp in the ’50s. My mom is from Latvia, and my dad’s from Estonia—two of the Baltic states that were invaded by Russia during World War II. They moved to the United States together and had me, the only child, a first-generation daughter of immigrant refugees. …

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