|Year of Entry: 1989
||Age at Entry: 13
||Hometown: Somerville, New Jersey
Of course when I arrived at PEG, I worried that I’d be the dumbest girl there! But then I quickly realized that each one of us was gifted in our own unique way. Among us all, we have most of the bases covered — we have doctors, scientists, teachers, writers, political activists, business women, mothers — and we endeavor to strengthen our benevolent mafia!
Looking back, I feel that the single-most important thing I took from PEG was the ability to appreciate the talents of others. I’m so touched by my memories of all of the intelligent, sensitive, quirky girls that roamed the dorm halls, and I regret that I wasn’t mature-enough at the time to let everyone know how remarkable they were.
Now in the outside world, I can identify PEGliness in civilians, no matter their age or gender. Usually it’s someone hyper-verbose, quick, extremely enthusiastic, and willing to share information with others. It’s like their light bulb is turned on, and I’m the moth!
I’m an art dealer and advisor, which anyone could tell you was my teenage dream — and my job is to recognize the special qualities in artworks I buy and sell. What it really boils down to is appreciating people and having pride in them, and I know that every PEG is someone precious.