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Nature Walk

About Jane Bertrand

Experiences and connections – make life worth living.

Experiences: Girl Scout camp in Maine…summer in Iran as a high school exchange student…Junior Year in Paris…gap year in Cali, Colombia… graduate school in Chicago…3.5 years of residence in Kinshasa DRC with two small children… an academic career in international public health divided between Tulane University and Johns Hopkins …travel throughout the developing world in relation to work… settling in New Orleans.


Connections: Her writing draws on the connections of a lifetime:

In Fifty Years of Family Planning in the DRC, she interviewed over 100 Congolese and western colleagues whose work in this field spanned five decades.


Highpointing Across America was a fortuitous vehicle for reconnecting with friends and family across the country who joined her to summit in one or more states.


Her current project “Aiming for 80” involves continuously seeking out like-minded individuals who share her zeal for physical activity in spectacularly beautiful surroundings.


Jane currently lives in New Orleans, LA, with her husband Bill and their adored Labrador retriever Roux.

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