Madam Secretary

IN 1997, MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT became the first female Secretary of State — the highest-ranking woman in the history of U.S. government at the time. Albright reinforced America’s alliances, advocated democracy and human rights and promoted American trade and business, labor and environmental standards abroad. In 2012 President Barack Obama awarded her the nation’s highest civilian honor, the U.S. Medal of Freedom. She will be in San Rafael at the Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium on September 26 as part of the MPSF speaker series.

Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.