Take a Stand TC: Enable essential workers to vote

I was raised a Milliken Republican. Most of us in TC supported our hometown governor. I learned from his words that honesty, fairness and representing all people, including those who did not vote for you, was of utmost importance. Attending Central Grade School, we were taught...

Triple Whammy: Three post-COVID-19 issues to consider

The global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted business as usual for nearly all, especially in the areas of service workers, work from home options and racial inequalities. Service worker shortage. Many services organizations cannot find labor to fill jobs. This was a problem last year, but it...

Girls + Math + Science = Success

I have spent most of my career in male-dominated fields, having graduated from engineering school at a time when only one out of every four women enrolled would earn a degree. When I entered the male-dominated field of patent law – which requires both law...

Our High-Tech Hometown

Traverse City is my hometown. When I left to pursue an engineering degree – which turned into a high-tech career in Silicon Valley – I knew that my path would take me away from TC. Permanently. At the time, there was no high-tech industry in Traverse....