Barbara became a League member 5 years ago and is the current President of the Portland Area League of Women Voters. Barbara recently retired from a professional life in education. She's been a middle school teacher, a college career counselor, and an education consultant with KIDS Consortium. As consultant she helped school districts, teachers, students, state departments of education, and many local and national non-profits to create and sustain academically rigorous civic engagement programs. She is now a grandmother and an astrologer with a passion for figuring out both earthbound society and that of the stars and planets.