A physical anthropologist by training—PhD from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UWM)—Greysolynne has been on the faculties of UWM, Oakton Community College in Illinois, and East Carolina University. She has studied monkeys and apes in Puerto Rico and Malaysia and never misses a chance to go to a zoo. Her laboratory research has focused on the role of scents in communication. Greysolynne has been the Member for the Southeast on the National Executive Council of Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society for more than two decades. She has been a judge for senior high school students in the North Carolina State Science Fair and college undergraduate and graduate students in Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society, for several years.
After “retiring” to become a mother, she has had the opportunity to pursue other rewarding activities. As an environmental educator for Wake County Parks, Recreation, and Open Space, she designed classes and activity boxes for children. “The best part of the job was ‘testing’ my materials with the kids and sharing the excitement and fascination of nature with them,” Greysolynne enthused. She has put together school fund raisers, served as PTA president repeatedly, and helped out the North Carolina PTA.
An ardent supporter of the Wake County SPCA, she has served as a matchmaker helping puppies and dogs find their forever homes and getting donors involved in the fun and rewards of the Fur Ball, an annual gala to benefit homeless pets.
You may have met her as an election official, because she has served Wake County for more than 10 years at early voting and in her own and other precincts on Election Day, when she has worked as an assistant, a judge, or chief judge. She may have helped you to vote curbside, solved a problem at the Help table, or registered you to vote.
Greysolynne enjoys yoga and dancing; she has been both a performer and teacher of Middle Eastern and folk dancing. Announcing at WCPE expresses her lifelong passion for classical music. It may also be a case of following in her father’s footsteps; he was an announcer at a classical radio station in northern Wisconsin while he was in the early stage of establishing his medical practice.
Bob, her husband, is a former web architect for IBM and a retired folk and blues guitar performer and teacher from New York City. Her son, Marty, is an environmental policy analyst for the state of Missouri.