Pauline Ho Bynum

Board Chair

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Born in China but raised in the United States, Pauline attended Wellesley College and earned a B. A. from Barnard and M. A. and M.Phil. in history from Columbia University. She taught Western Civilization and Asian history at Brooklyn College and Central State University in Oklahoma. A resident of the Brookline/Newton area since 1979, Pauline was instrumental in the organization of The Friends of Larz Anderson Park and Boston Midsummer Opera. She has served on the Boston Lyric Opera.  Pauline was a prominent residential Realtor in Brookline/Newton from 1982 thru 2019.  In fact, it was during a real estate transaction, that Pauline met Cerise and her late husband Charles!  

In 1982, she became New England Regional Chair for Met Opera Laffont Competition a position she has held for over 30 years.  Her daughter, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, who lives in Los Angeles, is a short story writer and novelist. Her son, Taylor Ho Bynum, a jazz musician, composer, and conductor is the Director of The Coast Jazz Ensemble at Dartmouth College.