JoAnne Valentine Simson
Writing, Science, Culture in Charleston, South Carolina
Retired biomedical scientist, solo world traveler, author, mother, and grandmother. Raised in a very small town (Waterford) Michigan; lived and worked in Ann Arbor, MI, Syracuse, NY, Philadelphia, PA, and Charleston, SC. Also lived abroad five years: Paris, France; Basel, Switzerland; Songtan and Taegu, Korea; and Kaiserslautern, Germany. Speaks two languages (French and German) besides English, as well as a smattering of Russian, Italian, and Korean. Socially and environmentally concerned. Currently writing about the intersection of science and other aspects of human culture.