Afghanistan: with Rosey Stasek
Kabul, Afghanistan

About the Tour »

About Rosey Stasek »

Virtual Tour »

Photo Gallery »

Web Links »

View All Field Trips »


About Rosey Stasek

Rosemary Stasek is a remarkable woman. She is a 1985 Cornell graduate, and since then she has been a journalist, A web developer, a community college professor teaching Introduction to Microcomputer Networks, a city council woman and the Mayor of the City of Mountain View, California for two terms, and a candidate to California State Assembly. 

In 1989 she co-founded California Catholics for Free Choice and serves as state director. She has served on the Board of Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte and the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women. Her honors include being named a Distinguished Woman of the 14th Congressional District, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Rights Freedom of Religion Award and the Alameda National Women's Political Caucus Pro-Choice Champion Award. She was a candidate for the California State Assembly in March 2002.

In 1999 she was selected by the Secretary of Defense to participate in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, which took her to military installations across the country and aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean. She broadened her knowledge of military affairs, especially issues involving women in serving in the Armed Forces. She now serves as a member of the US Air Force Space Commanders Group.

Rosemary's interest in international issues has taken her to Nepal, Ecuador, France, Britain, Holland, Germany, Italy, The United Arab Emirates, The Czech and Slovak Republics, Canada, Mexico, Thailand, Azerbaijan and Venezuela. In 1998 she traveled to Cuba as a member of a special women's delegation and in May 2002 she was a member of a one of the first delegations to return to Afghanistan.

Stasek was born and raised in Northeast Pennsylvania and graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. While a student at Cornell, she was a Teaching Assistant for Human Sexuality. She was also the manager of the football and wrestling teams. She is currently serving a 3-year term on the President's Council of Cornell Women.

   © Cornell University :     credits