Sister Janet Gottschalk, a Chicago, Illinois, native, has served as a nurse, administrator, teacher, lecturer, community leader and author. Celebrating the 62nd anniversary of her Profession of Vows this year, she is well known throughout the Americas as an international public health specialist and strong advocate for justice. Sister served in hospitals in Venezuela and helped pioneer Texas A & M’s university program of nursing education in Laredo, Texas. She also was the first Medical Mission Sister representative to the United Nations. For several decades now, Sister Janet has directed our Community’s “Alliance for Justice Office” in Washington, D.C. Among its current foci of attention are border/immigration issues, trade and investment, and water and extractive industries.