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Speaker Profile - Gloria Baker


Region: Carolinas
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I am a retired nurse educator with a PhD in Nursing Education.  I have 50 years of nursing experience in various specialty areas. In 2015 I retired from my position as an Assistant Professor of nursing because of health challenges.

I have 3 wonderful adult children and 4 amazing grandchildren.  I was fortunate enough to be a stay-at-home mom when my children were small. During this time, I was really into Sesame Street and Dr. Seuss sagas.  I became hooked on the joy of celebrating simple experiences as the profound events they are: making friends, being kind, feeling sad sometimes.

I live beside the beautiful Chowan River in northeastern North Carolina. Where I sit in my chair, I can watch the river roll by through all four of the seasons.  I see the wildlife wherever I go in this rural, forested location. We share so much in common with the other creatures on this earth.  I enjoy personifying these creatures in my stories as I observe them living their lives.