Ms. Harris received her B.A. from Swathmore College, and M.A. from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, with an emphasis on U.S.-Latin America relations. She furthered her education by studying at the National University of Mexico City. Her multi-lingual education was put to good use working in Washington D. C. for NGOs involved in the relations with Latin America and Puerto Rico. The West Coast, especially Palo Alto has been her home base off and on since 1949. She studied and worked at the Esalen Institute, St. Michael’s Alley restaurant before becoming a caregiver for family and then old friends for the last fifteen years.