Who is the person who had the most effect or influence on you growing up?
Each individual in my immediate family, and my mother in particular, for teaching me to listen to my inner voice and follow my intuition.
What was your first job? How did it influence you?
My first job was as a census taker at the age of 15 in 1969 in East Orange, NJ. It was the first time I interacted with a broad spectrum of people who I did not know, of various socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, and in the intimacy of their homes. It awakened my social consciousness.