I live on East Island on the Gold Coast of Long Island. The island was once owned by J.P. Morgan, Jr. who called his estate Matinecock Point. Locals still refer to it as Morgan’s Island.
I worked in the New York Headquarters of the FBI before women could serve as agents. Before college, I drove a two-ton, double-clutch school bus in Brooklyn.
I am a lawyer and a Professor at St. John’s University teaching legal research and writing to undergraduates. I am the founder and editor of an undergraduate journal, The Legal Apprentice. My articles have been cover stories for the New York State Bar Association Journal and I have published a book on special education.
Before getting my law degree from St. John’s, I attended Brooklyn College where I graduated magna cum laude. My interest in forensic science was first peaked during my service as an Administrative Law Judge in New York’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct, the disciplinary body for medical doctors.