Connie is a psychologist and philanthropist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She previously served as board chair of the Mounds View Public Schools Education Foundation, is a former member of the Donor Advisory Council at the Saint Paul Foundation, and was a volunteer teacher for the Minnesota Literacy Council. She currently serves on the board of Minnesota Choral Artists (Singers-MCA). Connie holds a BA in Vocal Music from Bemidji State University and an MA in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota, where she was awarded a Graduate Fellowship. Her research and practice have focused on childhood sexual abuse. She has a daughter and a son, who inspire her support for a peaceful and secure nuclear-free world.