ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I have a PhD in bio-medical anthropology became bored with Academia and repackaged my problem-solving skills to become an expert in pharmaceutical New Product Planning and Strategic Marketing that led to becoming Senior Vice President of Global Strategy for one of the top Swiss Pharma companies. In my professional role, I developed a strong interest in personalized medicine and a passion for its implementation. I was involved in a pharmaceutical company’s acquisition of a diagnostics group in the late 1990’s to accelerate implementation of personalized medicine. Recently, I wrote a business plan for the implementation of personalized medicine for a G7 country.
I’m a native of Berkeley, California, and live there today. I got my BA in anthropology from the University of California and went on to graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania, which I thought was another state school. Budding anthropologists have to choose where to do fieldwork. In my case, I looked for the amalgam of beaches, tropics, and French food. I won my personal trifecta in the then New Hebrides (now Vanuatu). I was fortunate to study with the discoverer of the hepatitis B virus.
Eunice Mays Boyd -- Family History
Eunice Mays Boyd was the great-granddaughter of JC Ainsworth a pioneer and entrepreneur who tamed the Columbia River and built a formidable steamship business based in Portland, Oregon (See "Steamboating on the Columbia River"). The disappearance of the Wright steamship remains a mystery to this day (See "Wright Fate"). It's chief engineer, John Sutton was the father of Margaret Sutton who married JC's son, George Jennings Ainsworth. Binding the two families for another generation (See "John C Ainsworth History"). Their daughter, Mabel married Edwin Mays (See "Mays Family History"). Their children were George, Eunice, and Roderick.
Discovering Eunice's New Mysteries
Read how Eunice's novels were discovered & are being published
Eunice's House in Fairbanks, Alaska ca. 1932
Eunice lived in Alaska for 12 years when she was married to Lloyd Boyd. She left Alaska ca. 1941 and moved in with her mother, Mabel Mays, in Berkeley where she lived until her death in 1971.