Nebraska farm girl.


Former foreign correspondent in China, Cambodia, Kenya, South Africa.


Former U.N. correspondent for The Associated Press and supervisor of the AP International Desk in New York.


Daily newspaper experience: General assignment reporter, The Lincoln (Neb.) Star; copy editor, Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald; education reporter, Springfield (Mo.) Daily News.


Contributing reporter/photographer experience: The Dallas Morning News, Newsday of New York, Toronto Globe and Mail, The Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Examiner.


Magazine contributor experience: Businessweek, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, People.


Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska, majors in Political Science and Journalism.

Master of Fine Arts in Writing degree from Goddard College.



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