Jean is a Native Ohioan with a BS in Music Education from Ohio State University. She came to Massachusetts from Puerto Rico to get a M.A. in Performance on violin and fell in love with New England. She taught music in Springfield City Schools for 30 years and has been the SSO Librarian for 40 years.

Jean studied Spanish music at Andrés Segovia’s Music in Compostela, Spain and is fluent in French, Spanish, Italian. She loves to read, downhill ski, ice dance, and travel. She lives in Riverside, CA and works with roses at the UC Botanic Gardens. She is a US Women’s Collegiate Pistol Gold Medalist and Ohio State Skating Team medalist.

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