Studied Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology and Paleontology as well as Criminology at UC Berkeley. Studied with the British School of Archaeology and Cambridge University at Knossos Archaeological Dig on Crete in 1970. Specialized in Neolithic Med. Agriculture. Learned how to speak Greek, especially really bad words.
Born and raised in Berkeley attending Quaker Meeting, and the American Friends Service Committee. Began a Half-way House in San Francisco for ex-convicts coming out of San Quentin Prison while working 3-11 pm at the Juvenile Hall with abused and neglected children.
Married in SF, moved to Santa Barbara where I worked for the Poverty Program finding jobs for law offenders. Then became a Stay home Mom for 20 years before getting my law degree at age 54. CEO-Founder of non-profit, Read Me My Rights, Inc. to help promote legal education, especially in the field of preventing Gender-based Hate Crimes as a Civil Rights violation.
Descended from Plantagenet Family Line via 23rd Great Grandfather Edward III. Queen Elizabeth II and Renee are 15th Cousins via our mutual great grandmother Margaret Stanley.
I especially want to thank my 15th cousin once removed Vincent Piazza for his incredible contribution to adding Sources to my own family line. Such dedication to helping others here on Wikitree is commendable and inspiring. I cannot thank and praise you enough!!
Allison Andrus & Gilly Wood and I are 16th cousins once removed. Bob Jewett and I are 8th cousins!
Hugh De Venables-96, V Barron of Kinderton, whose wife is Alice OXTON from Cheshire, England.
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Renee is 14 degrees from John Adams, 16 degrees from Calvin Coolidge, 20 degrees from Dwight Eisenhower, 17 degrees from John Hanson, 17 degrees from William Harrison, 18 degrees from Thomas Jefferson, 17 degrees from Abraham Lincoln, 17 degrees from James Monroe, 17 degrees from Franklin Roosevelt, 17 degrees from Martin Van Buren, 18 degrees from George Washington and 19 degrees from Jana Diamond on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.