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  Gently flipping her curly, sand-dune inspired hair, Nicole Brumgardner opens a soda with her long red nails and curses as she breaks one. "I KNEW that was going to happen, and yet I did it anyway! It's like I have to test the universe to see if it's really going to follow the laws of ...


Taking the Heat in the Kitchen

Len Vertefeuille was born and raised into a loving family on the East coast. He now lives in North Carolina and he and his wife Lisa have two children who mean the world to Len. He has been working in the Warren Wilson College kitchen since 1989. Len enjoys cooking for and working alongside ...


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Sonia Fuentes

1928 Sarasota, FL

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Sonia Pressman Fuentes:
A child who emigrated from Nazi Germany, arriving in New York with her parents and brother in 1934
First woman attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Co-founder of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and Federally Employed Women (FEW)
Speaker on women's rights issues before audiences in the U.S., Europe and Asia
Featured in the Gallery of Prominent Refugees established by the U. N. High Commissioner for Refugees in 2000
One of five women inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame for the year 2000 - Click here for photo
Included in What Happened to the Children Who Fled Nazi Persecution (2006), Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 (2006) and Women of Achievement in Maryland History (2002).
Author of the memoir: Eat First -- You Don't Know What They'll Give You, The Adventures of an Immigrant Family and Their Feminist Daughter

Sonia Fuentes

Maiden Name

May 30, 1928

City of Birth
Berlin, Germany


City (most recent)
Sarasota, FL

Writer, Speaker, Founder NOW, Attorney