Dana worked for Multnomah County Aging Services interpreting for elderly immigrants from the former Soviet Bloc. After getting an ESL endorsement at Portland State, she served in the Peace Corps teaching English as a Foreign Language in the Jewish Autonomous Region and Khabarovsk in the Russian Far East for 3 years. Upon return to Portland, she worked for Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees helping new arrivals from Ukraine, Russia and Central Asia. She then began work with the State of Oregon, Department of Human Services (DHS) working specifically with clients with limited English. Dana recently transferred with DHS to Bend, Oregon, where she admi-nisters the Food Stamp and Medicaid programs and enjoys skiing and mountaineering in her spare time.