Rye Reflections

Who We Are

Juliette Zivic

From challenges in Dublin, New York and New Hampshire to another in the backyard...

I was born in Ireland on April 12, 1942

I grew up in Dublin and attended the Dominican College.  I attended the National Academy of Theatre Arts while I worked for the Irish Revenue Commission (IRS equivalent).

I met my husband Jerry in Dublin.  I immigrated to the US in 1966.   Jerry and I were married in 1967.  We lived in upstate New York in the Albany-Schenectady area until 1975.  During that time I attended the State University of New York at Albany.  I graduated in 1972 with a major in Mathematics.

I worked for General Electric at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL).  KAPL is responsible for the design and development of nuclear reactors for the submarine program.  

We moved to New Hampshire in a two-step process - Jerry in 1975 after obtaining his Masters Degree from RPI.  I joined him in 1976. I worked for Public Service of New Hampshire on the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant Project.  I joined PSNH’s Speakers Bureau.  Eventually I devoted full–time to issues research and developing audiovisual presentations; papers; editorials; and testimony on a variety of energy-related issues.  My activities extended to include participating in forums and debates across the United States.

In 1984, in a career change to telecommunications, I went to work for Nortel Networks.  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome terminated my career in 1989.

In 1983 we began the process of converting our forested lot into a grassy landscape.  That process continues and is the focal point of our energies.  My other interest is writing.  I have been working on a novel for several years.  I attended the New York State Writers Institute in 2002 to learn the nuts and bolts of fiction writing.

We share our home with a beagle, and two feisty felines.

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