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Melissa Anne Goldstein

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Melissa Anne Goldstein, American writer. Volunteer Lupus Foundation American, Philadelphia, since 1988, Arthritis Foundation, Philadelphia, since 1988, American Juvenile Arthritis Organization, Philadelphia, since 1988; founder Lupus Support Group, University Pennsylvania, 1988; Member of National Coalition of Indiana Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa, Philomathean Honor Society.

Background

Goldstein, Melissa Anne was born on September 11, 1969 in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States. Daughter of Larry Joel and Sandra Goldstein.

Education

Bachelor in English, University Pennsylvania, 1992. Modern Language Association concentration in relationship between medicine and literature, University Pennsylvania, 1995.

Career

Researcher with Doctor Renée Fox, sociology department University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1990—1991, Charlotte Newcombe intern with Doctor Renée Fox, sociology department, 1991, 1993, 1994, Writing Across the University fellow for medicine and literature seminar, sociology department, 1992, 1995. Independent writer, scholar, public speaker, since 1995. Guest speaker University Pennsylvania School Medicine, Philadelphia, 1991, Philadelphia, 2002, Phila, 05.

Colloquium speaker Modern Language Association program University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1996. Guest lecturer Quaker Middle School, Horsham, Pennsylvania, 1998, Horsham, 2000. Main speaker 2000 Awareness Luncheon Northwest Florida chapter Lupus Foundation American, Pensacola, Florida, 2000.

Speaker Center New York chapter Lupus Foundation American, Syracuse, New York, 2000. Guest speaker Everywoman Everywhere radio program, Syracuse, 2000. Speaker Alumni Visiting Series University Pennsylvania, Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia, 2001.

Works

  • Author: (book) Travels with the Wolf: A Story of Chronic Illness, 2000. Contributor essays, poetry and article to professional publications.

Membership

Volunteer Lupus Foundation American, Philadelphia, since 1988, Arthritis Foundation, Philadelphia, since 1988, American Juvenile Arthritis Organization, Philadelphia, since 1988. Founder Lupus Support Group, University Pennsylvania, 1988. Member of National Coalition of Indiana Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa, Philomathean Honor Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, swimming, attending ballets, jazz clubs, and modern dance performances.