Oral History Session #1
Date:October 3, 2019
Transcript Production Team:
Spindel, Karen. Oral History Interview, October 3, 2019, by Kate Rizzi, Page #, Rutgers Oral History Archives. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).
Karen Spindel was born on July 31, 1947 in Newark, New Jersey. She and her family lived in Newark until Karen was four, and after her family moved, Karen grew up in Clifton and then in Passaic. From 1965-1969, Karen attended George Washington University and majored in mechanical engineering. She spent her career as an engineer, working for Robins Engineers and Constructors, Hewitt-Robins, Western Electric and AT&T. A life-long feminist, she joined the Passaic County Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1972. She is a board member of the Veteran Feminists of America and has a profile in Feminists Who Changed America, edited by Barbara Love. Now retired, Karen lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.