Wyoming 2

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 30

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/03/1981

PLACE OF BIRTH: Colorado Springs, Colorado

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: attorney

EDUCATION: juris doctorate

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject was born in Colorado but moved to Wright, Wyoming, as a child.  She grew up and attended school in Wright and Laramie, Wyoming, and has not lived elsewhere.

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RECORDED BY: Lou Anne Wright

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/09/2011

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Um, so I am currently a lawyer who is not a millionaire, and I have lived in Laramie for about ten years.  Um, I have a husband; I’ve been married for two years.  Um, I don’t know how I got into being an attorney, I think it was because I liked school so much, and so I wanted to go to school forever.  Unfortunately, law school is only three years long, so now I have to work.  Um, we love Laramie, my husband and I. Um, we spend a lot of time in the mountains, hiking, and he goes hunting and I fish.  Um, we have two dogs; both are black labs and they go  everywhere with us pretty much.  They’re like our children and both of them have a bad right back leg, which is very odd.  Um, we got them both from the pound and, um [laughs], so we spend a lot of time with them, and that’s all!

TRANSCRIBED BY: Lou Anne Wright

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/09/2011

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