About Shelley Lapkoff
Shelley Lapkoff is a demographer by training and profession. After receiving her Ph.D.
from UC Berkeleys Demography Department in 1988, she began providing demographic
research services to businesses and government. She has given hundreds of informative
talks to city councils, citizen groups, and school boards. Occasionally she teaches a
graduate course in applied demography at UC Berkeley and has served as expert witness in
several court cases. For more information about Shelleys demographic consulting
services, go to www.demographers.com.
Shelleys gift is her ability to synthesize complex information into
talks that are easy to understand, entertaining, and fun. Her goal is to give people a new
perspective, broaden their outlook, and shift their thinking. Shelley researched the
Pledge of Allegiances history and has been giving talks on the subject since 2001.