MY STORY

I have spent the last 42 years as a career counselor, twenty-one as Director of Radcliffe Career Services.  There I counseled hundreds of clients, trained two generations of career counselors, and through powerful videos and innovative workshops directly influenced the growth of the career counseling profession.   I built Radcliffe's career office, developing its counseling, library, and programs, and then opened all those services to the community.  In 1997, I resigned from Radcliffe to focus my attention on my growing private practice of career counseling and coaching, now in its twenty-first year.  In honor of my service, I was made Director of Radcliffe Career Services and Programs, Emerita, by the College.

Before coming to Radcliffe, I counseled adult men and women on a range of personal issues, and founded and coordinated the Boston Reevaluation Counseling Community.  With Cambridge Documentary Films, I co-produced two nationally distributed videos on career counseling: the award-winning Not Just a Job: Career Planning for Women and Life's Work: Four Approaches to Career Counseling.

I have a BA from Radcliffe and Harvard Colleges and an EdM in Human Development from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.  My  husband, Maurice R. Stein, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Brandeis University,  and I are the parents of two grown children, one a professor of environmental studies and anthropology and the other a high school history teacher.  We have lived in the same house in Cambridge for more than 50 years.

 

As a hobby, I have spent almost two decades helping rescue German Shepherds, and adopted four of them, two of whom I trained and showed to their first level obedience titles.  Their ribbons hang in a place of honor where clients can see them.  Before I started down this path, I had not trained an animal to show since I was seven years old, grooming calves for the 4H fair. I have also been the American representative for an Israeli foundation, fundraising to translate memoirs of child holocaust survivors into English.

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Listed in the most recent editions of Who's Who in the East and Who's Who of American Women

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