Barbara Jacobsen

   Barbara was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 12, 1931. She attended the Indiana University in Pennsylvania and received her B.S. in education in 1953. She then spent 11 years teaching 4th, 5th, and 6th grades while receiving her Masters Degree in tests and measurements from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1958 she went to work at the University of Pennsylvania. There she became a professor of statistics, and stayed for 30 years.

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   In 1968 Barbara started taking lessons in lapidary and in 1972 she joined the Tuscarora Gem & Mineral Society. She moved to Oregon in 1998 where she began to create intarsias and joined the Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Society. Roxy Ann is one of the country's oldest Mineralogical Societies and the owners and operators of the Crater Rock Museum in Central Point. Oregon.

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