Amazing Parker Women: Part 4

By Danielle Woodruffe

With August 26th being National Women’s Equality Day, we sat down with some amazing Parker women. We’re celebrating their career and personal achievements, some of them were pioneers in their fields.

Jean Burton, Parker at River Road Resident

Tell us about your education and career?

“I received my bachelor’s and Ph.D. from Ohio State and then became a professor at Rutgers’ Douglass College teaching psychology.”

What were some of the highlights of your career?

“I loved my career very much. I made lifelong friends among the staff and some of them joined me here at Parker. I helped push the department to hire someone who became a good friend, but who was also responsible for bringing the Office of Disability Services to Rutgers. Hiring her was my most proud moment, because the center still lives on.”

What advice would you give women today?

“Follow your dream. I don’t regret any of it.”

This dream chaser is a pioneer in women’s equality and #WithIt.

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