Cathy Bao Bean of Blairstown, NJ, www.cathybaobean.com, author of The Chopsticks-Fork Principle, A Memoir and Manual and co-author of The Chopsticks-Fork Principle x 2, A Bilingual Reader for ESL and CFL learners, is a daughter, mother, wife, friend, sister, aerobics instructor, business manager (www.bennettbean.com & www.bennettbeanstudio.com), and president of the Society for Values in Higher Education (www.svhe.org) as well as its Summer Workshop for Teachers in China team leader.
In a previous incarnation, she was a philosophy teacher, cook, student, carpool driver, and on the Board of Advisors of the Claremont Graduate University School of the Arts and Humanities (www.cgu.edu), the NJ Council for the Humanities (www.njch.org), and founding member of the Ridge and Valley Conservancy.
None of it has been painless. All of it has been fun - except the cooking.
In the process, she has been learning how to make the "foreign" more familiar and the ordinary and extraordinary into each other. Hear her presentation on November 8, 2012 at The George H. Whitney Chapel at Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ.