Born in Germany to Ukrainian immigrant parents, raised and educated in New York City. Cambridge resident since 1971, where I have worked in both academic and commercial sectors.
Having retired from overseas U.S. government service turned to part-time independent journalism, focusing research and writing on three thematic areas:
a. state-private sector interaction in emerging economies
b. entrepreneurial start-up businesses in Boston-Cambridge and their potential for economic growth and creating new jobs
c. role of civic media in supporting economic recovery of Cambridge and Massachusetts; developing innovative tools and platforms instrumental for this activity
As journalism is a second career, mindful of importance of continual development of skills. Of special interest and priority is acquiring tools for video journalism.