I was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1947. In 1968, I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hunter College with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Political Science. I have an M.E. degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University, and I taught in public elementary schools both in Illinois and Florida.
In 1977, I married Fred Glickman. We have three children, David, Michael, and Laura. After being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in 1990, I advocated for increased funding for breast cancer research.
I enjoy reading, the company of dogs, watching movies, walking, swimming, advocating for animal protection, and watching wild birds.
My interest and involvement in animal rights issues grew gradually over the last twenty-five years. My efforts became focused on helping the Iditarod sled dogs after a 1998 trip to Alaska during which I visited Iditarod dog kennels, including ones owned by Iditarod race winners. I was horrified to see dogs permanently tethered on four- or five-foot chains as their primary means of enclosure, living in their own fecal material, and drinking water from rusty cans.
Most of my time is spent working against the Iditarod. This is a brutal dog sled race in which dogs are forced to run 1,150 miles over