Rhode Island Colonial Charter: 1663-2013

350th anniversary of Rhode Island's "lively experiment" in religious freedom

Zulette Masson Catir

catirMy first experience of Rhode Island was while I was a student at Pembroke in the 60s. While there I met and married my husband. We moved to Connecticut and then to New York, where we lived for 28 years.  When it came time for him to retire, Providence was where we wanted to be and have happily been for 13 years. For the past four years I have been President of the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (NSCDA-RI) and have enjoyed the rich history of my adopted State.

I graduated from Brown University with a degree in Physics. Following that, I became an educator, first as a math teacher at Rosemary Hall and the Mead School in Connecticut and later as an educational consultant for Educational Solutions in New York.  Subsequently, I trained as a psychotherapist at the C.G. Jung Institute, simultaneously taking graduate courses at New York University. I taught classes on creativity to adults, was active on the board of the School of Sacred Arts, and co-founded Transformedia, a New York-based network promoting media for positive change.  I did copy editing on the side for G. P. Putnam and Sons.  My husband is an Episcopal priest, and upon moving back to Providence, we jointly took over the Executive Director position of the American Friends of the Anglican Centre in Rome.

We have no children but many godchildren. Among other things, I love traveling, architecture, and photography and still keep and armchair interest in science. And, of course, I must include early American History in the list.

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