Margot Ellen Reiner is a former Foreign Service Officer, having served in Argentina, Peru, Vietnam , the Philippines, Washington, D. C. , Brazil, and the National Commission on International Women's Year. She acquired a few language skills along the way. Prior to that she worked on Capitol Hill as a research aid for a U. S. Congressperson from Texas. Before that, she was employed as a research aide at the Woodrow Wilson School of International Studies at Princeton University. This employment was preceded by attendance at Douglass College of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and attendance at the New York High School of Music and Art.
Margot Ellen Reiner