About the Author — Yin Marsh
I was born
in Kolkata in 1949 (we knew as Calcutta) and lived in India until the age of thirteen, and then
emigrated to the United States. I am a U.S. Citizen and live with my husband in Berkeley,
California. We have two adult children, a son and a daughter, who also live and
work in California.
married, I spent much of my early working years living overseas as a wife of a
Foreign Service Officer, performing various volunteer work and other activities
associated with the Foreign Service community. My husband retired from the
State Department in 1983 and we settled in California.
2005-2008 University of California, Berkeley,
CA, East Asian Institute. Conducted a series of workshops for post-doctorate
scholars from S. Korea, China and Japan on “Introduction to American Culture
and Colloquial Conversational English.”
1998–2004 a freelance administrative assistant to different companies like Kaiser
Permanente, TRW Financial Systems, Leapfrog Educational Toys.
independent Distributor for cosmetic and water purifier products.
Real Estate Investments and Restoration.
1994 I received my CELTA (Certificate in teaching
English as a Foreign Language to
Adults) from Cambridge University, England
1971 graduated cum laude American
University, Washington, D.C., B.A.
in East Asian Studies with a Minor in Mandarin Chinese.
graduated from high school in Bogotá, Colombia.
1997-2000 I attended art
classes. My passion is art. I began painting in earnest
starting in 2007 and continue to do so. My media is acrylic
paints on canvas.
1976–1980 I lived in
Liberia, West Africa with my husband and two young children.
My husband was working for USAID in economic development.
1990-1994 I spent a good
deal of time in Egypt with my husband when he worked
under contract with the Egyptian National Population Council. I have also lived in
Brazil and Colombia and speak some Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese.
2012 Published my first book “Doing Time With Nehru
— Life in Darjeeling as a child before the India-China
Border War of 1962; events that led up to it; and life with my family at an internment camp in Deoli, Rajasthan.”