Custis Wright has been involved in many organizations that have helped shape the humanities for the state of Texas. Twice she has been appointed by the Governor to serve for the state; from 1993 to 1996 she served on the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board, and from 2002 to 2003 she was a member of the Texas Council for the Humanities (now Humanities Texas). Previously, she worked as a curator and archivist at The University of Texas at Austin Law Library and as the Assistant to the Librarian at Old Library in Queen's College at Cambridge University. She graduated from Vassar College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French. She also received a masters degree in French literature from the University of Minnesota. While at the University of Minnesota, she worked as a teaching assistant and counselor in the Art Department.
Custis is an avid golfer and has served as a member of the U.S. Golf Association, Women's Mid-Amateur Committee, on the Women's Transnational Golf Association Board, and as President of the Austin Women's Golf Association. She loves to travel, and her writings include "A Walk Across England: Hadrian's Wall" and "Jacqueline D'Hainaut: The First Feminist."
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