on Transracial/Ethnic Adoption
Cheshire is an Adjunct Professor in Anthropology and Ethnic Studies at
published master’s thesis was on Cultural Transmission in Urban
American Indian Families, focusing on the relationship between the
mother and preadolescent child as well as identity development and
has many publications including editing a self published service
learning project entitled American Indian Resources in California.
Research for this handbook was done by her students in the Native
American Studies course offered at
. Recently, she was asked to
be a guest reviewer for the Sociological Quarterly where she reviewed
the article, Investigating Whether and When Ethnic/Race Socialization
Improves Academic Performance.
L. Roberts, LCSW was born and raised in
. She attended UC Berkeley and graduated in 1991 with a BA in Psychology
where she graduated in 1994 with an MSW. She received her LCSW in
October of 1997.
has worked for the past 13 years since Sept. 1994 at Lilliput Children's
Services a private non-profit foster treatment and adoption agency in
. She has had the positions of social worker and social work supervisor
and is currently Program Director.
was instrumental is starting and continues to lead a transracial support
group called " It Takes a Village" for Caucasian parents who
have adopted Latino or African American Children. This group started in
1998 and continues to meet monthly in the Sacramento Lilliput offices.
enjoys spending time with her family and 15 month old daughter and being
active in community service with her sorority Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
- Sacramento Alumnae Chapter.
Lamb Cook, UC Davis Faculty Affiliate in Cello and Chamber Music,is a
member of the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sacramento Opera
Orchestra and the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra.
She has performed as soloist as well as chamber musician in
, and holds degrees from the
and the Hochschule für Musik in
. As member of
Gold Coast Trio, she has served as artist-in-residence for the Classical
Music Festival in
, and will travel to
in the spring of 2008 for a residency at
. Her recordings include
Works for Cello and Piano by Rachmaninoff, The Gold Coast Trio – Works
by Beethoven, Beach, Bernstein and Piazolla, and her solo and chamber
recitals have been broadcast on Capitol Public Radio.
1997, Susan and her husband, Dennis made the decision to begin their
family through adoption by welcoming George (8), Celene (7), Danny (5)
and Angelo (4) into their home.
Susan and Dennis have remained closely associated with Sierra
Adoption Services; Dennis has served on the board and Susan has spoken
at many SAS functions about their experience with