Luisa Ceci Jacobson, 96

Queens, NY


"Never in my whole life did I think I would live to see this day"


  • Born May 1920 in Vallecorsa, Italy

  • Was the first women from her town to attend college

  • Started at the Univ. of Rome but had to stop because of World War II

  • After the war, attended USC, then New York's Hunter College

  • Speaks English, Spanish and Italian fluently

  • Taught language in New York City and Long Island, NY schools

  • Four children, six grandchildren "and many grand-pets"

"I was born three months before women had the right to vote. I broke my own glass ceiling by being the first woman from my hometown to attend university. Women have made progress in this world, that's for sure. It's not a man's world anymore; it's becoming a woman's world. Never in my whole life did I think I would live to see this day. We need a woman president for our country, and it's going to be Hillary Clinton!"


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