Occupation: Musician, mother
Home: San Francisco
Achievement: England was working on her master’s degree in library science at San Jose State University when she made the fundraising CD “Fascinating Creatures.” She recorded the CD as a do-it-yourself project in San Francisco. The album generated worldwide sales and critical kudos. It also garnered the only 2007 Oppenheim Platinum Music Award. England’s second family-oriented CD, “Family Tree,” was recently released and is available on her Web site, www.francesengland.com.