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Jessica Mink

Long-Time Bike Activist, etc.

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Things I Like to Do
Bicycling ( activism, bikeways, commuting, touring, HPVs, skiing, mountain biking, Tandems Folding Tandems)
Canoeing
Cross-country skiing
Politics, too: my U.S. Senators are Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, and my Congressman is Michael Capuano.
Reading too many magazines and my complete collection of Doonesbury books while listening to the radio
Going to movies ...when I can find the time
Listening to Celtic music
Developing and using astronomical software (It's my job, but I enjoy doing it!)
Where I've Come From
I grew up outside of Dundee, Illinois,
  • attended Parkview Elementary School in Carpentersville, IL,
    Dundee Junior High School (It was where the parking lots are in this picture) in Dundee, IL, and
    Dundee Community High School (Class of 1969) in Carpentersville, IL
  • went east to MIT to study Planetary Science graduating with a Bachelor's degree (*and a wedding ring) in 1973, followed by a Master's a year later in 1974.
  • helped discover the rings of Uranus while working at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York
  • returned to Cambridge, Massachusetts to work first at MIT
    and for the past 29 years at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • serve on the boards of New Brook Farm
  • I've lived in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston for 28 years.
  • Late in life, I become myself.

  • Last updated March 15, 2015 by Jessica Mink

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