Listee Features — August 22, 2017


Noted for decades of professional excellence, Patarica Dian Nunn is best known for her efforts to better the world through writing. She loved sharing her thoughts with others, and was thrilled to have the opportunity to do so in a variety of mediums. ​ As a poet, Ms. Nunn authored the likes of “Sacred Memories” in 1996, “A True Mother’s Love” in 1997, “A True Father’s Love” and “Out in Left Field,” in 1998, and “A Breathe of Fresh Air” in 2002. She further served the poetry community as a member of the board of directors and advisory committee for the National Library of Poetry, and as a member of the Poetry Guild and the National Author’s Registry. Ms. Nunn

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Letitia White has successfully translated her lifelong passion for law and politics into an illustrious career as a senior attorney. She began by earning a Bachelor of Arts in history and archaeology from Indiana University in 1974 and proceeded to earn a JD from South Texas College of Law in 1986. While in graduate school, she made her start in the field as a paralegal. She is noted for being one of the first paralegals in Houston. ​ Upon graduation, Ms. White served as the in-house attorney for Burlington Resources from 1986 to 1998, and then served as senior attorney at Coastal Corporation from 1988 to 1989. She is presently utilizing her background in her role as the senior attorney

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Interested in the ethical, legal, and social policy implications of scientific research, especially in neuroscience, Dr. Stephanie J. Bird has dedicated her career to advancing the field. She initially pursued her passions at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1971. She continued her education at Yale University, where she earned a Master of Science, a Master of Philosophy, and a PhD. ​ Dr. Bird began her distinguished career as a staff scientist at the Neuroscience Research Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and served in that capacity for three years. Over the following 10 years, she held numerous prestigious positions at the school, including special assistant to the provost and

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