Spencer is currently an Assistant Director
of Career Services at Harvard University, as
well as a married mother of two children.
Spencer was born and raised on welfare in
Boston's inner city. She received a BA
degree from Dartmouth College, an MEd from
Tufts University and an MSW from Boston
College. Previous occupations include
corporate account executive, director of
African Adventures at an overseas adventure
travel company and clinical social worker.
In December 1999, Spencer was diagnosed with
thyroid cancer and underwent a thyroidectomy
the following January. She received
radioactive iodine treatments in May 2000,
and is now completely cancer free. In
September 2000, a mere eight months after
being diagnosed with cancer, she
successfully reached the summit of Mt.
The three adjectives Spencer uses to
describe herself include adventurous,
competitive and determined. She is a member
of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Sierra
Club, American Alpine Club, Career
Counselors Consortium, Blackpack and is a
former member of the Coalition of 100 Black
Spencer's hobbies include mountain climbing,
ice climbing, winter camping, international
travel, spinning and yoga. She also enjoys
in-line skating, and has completed a race
from Athens to Atlanta, Georgia, covering
over 85 miles. She describes herself as
adventurous, competitive and determined. She
has traveled to over 28 countries on 4
continents, including two summers spent in
rural African villages with no electricity
or running water.
Linda Spencer currently lives in Boston with
her husband and two children, Jared, 11 and
Jenna, 9. Her birth date is January 1.
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