Uncharted Journey from Riga
By: Ilga Winicov Harrington
About the Book
Ilga Winicov Harrington was born in Riga, Latvia in 1935. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the
University of Pennsylvania in 1956, her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1958, and her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. In addition to her work in Molecular Biology,
Ilga also enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking, and writing.
Ilga and her husband Rod have been fortunate to share their interests in science and
travel for more than half of Ilga’s life. She also stays in close contact with her sons Eric and Mark, and she enjoys her relationships with her two stepdaughters and her three grandchildren. Friendships have always been important to her, and Ilga finds much satisfaction in her numerous lifelong friendships.
About the Author
Join Ilga as she takes you through more than eight decades of memories. This inspirational memoir follows her life of all the way from Latvia to the United States with many hurdles along the way. She shares her inspirational triumphs and her sometimes heartbreaking personal experiences. Follow Ilga as she navigates the challenges of being an American immigrant after World War II and becomes a successful University professor. Experience her eyewitness point of view of such historic time periods as the Holocaust, the Women’s Rights Movement, and world-changing DNA advancements in science.