Laurel Kornfeld

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Occupation Writer/Actress/Astronomer
Location Highland Park, New Jersey, United States
Introduction I am a freelance writer and community activist who has worked on many progressive and Democratic political campaigns over the last 25 plus years and a lifelong resident of Highland Park, NJ. I have a BA in Journalism from Rutgers University, an MA in Middle East Studies from Harvard University, and an MEd in English Education from Rutgers Graduate School of Education. An enthusiastic amateur astronomer, I have just completed Swinburne University Astronomy Online's Graduate Certificate of Science in astronomy and am pursuing a Masters of Science in astronomy at Swinburne. I am also an actress with experience in theatre and film and have written a full length play. I am currently working full time on a book "The Little Planet That Would Not Die: Pluto's Story."
Interests political activism, the environment, astronomy, writing, singing, acting, music, science fiction, fantasy, Dungeons and Dragons, Renaissance Faires
Favorite Movies "It's A Wonderful Life, " "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, " "The Wizard of Oz, " "The Sound of Music, " "The Hurricane (1937 version)", Lord of the Rings Trilogy, "Dead Poets' Society"
Favorite Music Beatles; Simon and Garfunkel; Peter, Paul, and Mary; late 60s-early 70s, classic rock, show tunes, folk music, classical music
Favorite Books "A Swiftly Tilting Planet" by Madeleine L'Engle, "A Ring of Endless Light" by Madeleine L'Engle, Lord of the Rings series