Pat was a microbiology teacher at the University of Chiang Mai
She stayed in medical research till going to the Graduate School
of Journalism in Berkeley and she has been a medical/science writer
ever since, largely with UC San Francisco and the VA
Currently she is at Portland VA Med Center as their public affairs
She plans to retire soon and become a freelance writer . She is
also an aspiring artist (she draws wild horses/dogs) and is a breeder
of standard poodles (she shares her house with four generations!).