120 E. Beaver Ave, Apt 107, State College, PA 16801
Phone 814-272-0130, cell 215-518-7847
From 2008 to 2017, Adjunct Research Assistant, Department of Architectural Engineering, Penn State, University Park, PA
From 2003 to 2008, I have been a journalist and as well as graduate student at Penn State’s Rehabilitation Counseling Program:
As a journalist, write for HME News and Voices of Central Pennsylvania on such subjects as: Medicare reductions for durable medical equipment, including oxygen and power chairs, and on voting procedures and strategy to make sure individuals who are aged and disabled register and vote.
Wrote a paper on encouraging students who are blind and otherwise visually impaired to pursue careers in science and education. As a universal design enthusiast, I have completed two courses at the Engineering Department developing photo-journalism-style essays, defining design problems and recommending solutions.
I have been increasing my knowledge of Medicare as a way of paying for assistive technology.
The Voice of America said, “Solkoff believes that if enough old and disabled people vote, it could help ensure that candidates favorable to the Social Security and Medicare benefits they depend on will be elected, both locally and nationally.”
From 2001 to 2003, I have worked for:
From 1990 to 2001, Senior Technical Writer both in California’s Silicon Valley and in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park.
At the Silicon Valley:
At Research Triangle Park:
From 1969 to 1990, worked as speechwriter, public affairs consultant, report writer, grant writer, journalist, and author in Washington, D.C. and New York City. My experience included:
Previous professional affiliations: Authors Guild, National Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists, and Washington Speechwriters Roundtable. Recipient of a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism.
Publications: I am the author of the following 3 books:
I have published dozens of articles in my own name for such publications as The New York Times, The New Republic, The International Herald Tribune, and Information Week (http://www.informationweek.com/534/34uwfw.htm) and have contributed to the Time-Life Books series
Education: BA, Columbia College, Columbia University, graduate work at The Pennsylvania State University’s Department of Rehabilitation Counseling.