Eileen Raymond was raised in Unitarian churches in Massachusetts. Currently a member of the Church of the Larger Fellowship and the UU Church of Canton (NY), she has also been a member of UU churches and fellowships in North Carolina, Maryland, and New York. Retired as Associate Dean of Education at SUNY Potsdam in 2009, she now serves as a Research Associate at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. Her writing and research interests focus on inclusivity in schools and communities. She and her wife make their home in Canton NY and also spend several months each year in South Africa.