Formative Years in a Career Navy Family More. Dad met my Rosie the Riveter mother on Navy Day, 1946, in Salinas. They married one year later. I was born in 1953. Learning our country’s story as a family was a civic duty, as was being informed and voting. Mom’s Oklahoma family farmed until their deaths, selling watermelon and corn. We helped during summer visits. Community Action More. Volunteer, then elected delegate for U.S. Senator Edmund Muskie at the 1972 Democratic Nat’l Convention. First Woman President of the California Young Democrats, 1979, with U.S. Senator John V. Tunney, first right. Convincing Governor Jerry Brown to support the successful boycott of J.P. Stevens textile products. Youth Leadership Meetings in the Middle East and Europe More. Youth Institute for Peace in the Middle East 1973 delegation. Israeli occupied Syria, on the Golan Heights. Exchanging views on the environment, detente and United Nations funding with German youth leaders in 1985, with simultaneous translation. As Secretary of the U.S. Youth Council, I met with British, French and German Youth Council leaders in 1982 to plan bi-lateral exchanges. Improving Work Conditions with Action and Education More. First woman Int’l Rep. for the Hollywood Office of the IATSE unions, 1987-1989. Feet to the ground, in support of General Dynamics workers. Coalition of Labor Union Women national convention, first row, right. Memorable Mentors More. Thanking Abe Levy, left, after swearing my attorney’s oath to the Honorable Arleigh Woods, first woman Presiding Justice of the California Court of Appeals. Ruth Miller, first President of the California Commission on the Status of Women, being interviewed at an LA Press Association meeting by LA Times writers, me at her side. James F. Perry, recipient of President John Kennedy’s 1963 National Life Saving Award, and the LA Press Association’s 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award.