I am a War Baby and beneficiary of the phase of the Women’s Movement dating to the 1960s and 1970s. I have worked for the U. S. Congress and as a staff demographer and in the private sector as an economist/demographer. I retired from the Census Bureau at the end of 2005, where I was a statistician-demographer and wrote reports and technical papers about special population groups (foreign born, ancestry, women, 65+ population) . In 2012, I completed a graduate degree in history at George Mason University. I am a political Independent.