Jane Roberts co-founded 34 Million Friends of the United Nations Population Fund in 2002 with Lois Abraham, for which they were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. A former French teacher at the University of Redlands, Roberts was named a woman of the year by Ms. Magazine in 2003 and received a Special Recognition Award from the Population, Reproductive Health and Family Planning branch of the American Public Health Association. Since 2002, she has traveled to more than 35 American states and spoken at more than 60 colleges and universities as well as to civic, law, environmental, women’s, church and public health groups about 34 Million Friends and global health and population.
Roberts has an M.A. in French from the Middlebury College Graduate School of French in France, and lives in Redlands, Calif.