I met her only a few years ago when she came back to use the study rooms. Later she generously presented her current work in a public lecture. About 2 minutes before the lecture was to begin, she whirled in, in blue jeans (she had been at Staten Island reporting on post-Sandy affairs) and without a note in her hand or a single illustration, wowed us all with a comparison of vampires and modern ecology, or rather, eco-apocalypse.
She was immediately 'present', always interested and interesting, compassionate. She was a Mensch.