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Introducing myself and my journal

About Me:
I have spent more than 30 years in non-commercial public broadcasting as a radio producer and reporter. I lost my job in 2009 and have been unsuccessful in continuing my professional career with the degree of success I once had. This has been quite a challenge! since work and has always been the most important part of my life. As a consequence, I am now doing more teaching and volunteer work in my community and find that giving back is renewing my sense of purpose in this lifetime.

My Passions:
Animals, animal rights, horticulture, reading, movies, vegan lifestyle and always, my friends.

My Challenges:
Being vegan and not liking to cook! And continuing my Spanish studies.

My Vision for the Future:
Less work, more learning and connecting.

My Areas of Expertise:
Journalism, broadcasting, radio production, multi-media skills, public speaking, horticulture, landscape design, dog training.


I am happy to welcome you to the World Pulse community! This is a great time to become involved, as we are in the middle of choosing this years' Voices of the Future. The application process involved weeks of writing on a variety of topics, so there are an especially great amount of journal entries/stories to read through. You will find many who share your passions for animal rights and horticulture. And your experience with journalism and multi-media may very well be utilized in this community!

You may want to explore the WP site to see what is going on and ways to take action. I have found the quickest way to enter into this community is to click on the "Voices Rising" link, which is under the "PulseWire" tab near the top of the screen. From there you can easily access and read journal entries, and perhaps make a comment in reply. In order to add people to your community, click on the person's name. You will be taken to their profile, and can click on the 'add to my community' link under their photo.

We look forward to your first journal entry as well. You can write a short piece on a passion or vision, or write about an experience or situation you would like to share with fellow women. We would love to hear how you heard about WP, and what drew you to the organization. Other WP members will see your entry under the 'voices rising' tab, and can comment or reply.

Looking forward to hearing your voice!

Let us Hope together-
aka: Cali gal


delphine criscenzo's picture


Dear Ketzel,

Welcome to World Pulse online community! It is is a pleasure to have you with us.
I look forward to see all you bring to our program as 2013 Voices of Our Future Vision Mentor!
As Michelle suggested, you can read through our Getting Started Guide to understand how to better navigate our site!
Of course, feel free to ask me any questions you might have!
Congrats and have fun networking on our site with women from over 190 countries!

Delphine Criscenzo

Susan K.A.'s picture

Welcome, Ketzel!

Dear Ketzel,

I'm glad you have found World Pulse and have joined your voice to this amazing community of women and men from more than 190 countries around the world. Welcome!!

You have such an incredible array of talents, passions and expertise. I think you will get a lot of satisfaction from being a part of this supportive community of women. I wish you continued renewal of purpose and passion as your life unfolds. Thank you for your passion for animals and their rights. It is a cause that I have been involved with myself and I appreciate you speaking for those who are voiceless in society.

Thanks for joining, Ketzel. I look forward to hearing more from you in the days to come!




"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being."

Aminah's picture

Welcome aboard :)

It is a pleasure welcome you here and also to introduce myself to you Ketzel,

I'm Aminah from the Maldives and am a correspondent for the VOF 2013.

Looks like we will be working together :)
Looking forward to great things ahead.


Ketzel Levine's picture

Lovely to meet you!

Aminah, I am delighted to meet you. I've just logged on and found out the news. I'm now going to read your online post...and learn what I can quickly about the Maldives! Very excited. Expect to hear back from me soon. Salaam, Ketzel

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.
Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!


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