Ettenig Sayam is a second generation Haitian. Her parents came to the United States during the early days of the Civil Rights movement. Ginette grew up in New Jersey where she attended Catholic schools and later attended Drew University, a Methodist College. She studied French and eventually did a year study in Tours, France and later two years in Paris to pursue a Master’s Degree in French as well as teach. Ettenig is married with two children and a dog. She lives in Massachusetts where she worked many years in the financial services industry as a compliance professional. She practiced law and did pro bono work. She now divides her time between learning chocolate making and bee keeping and taking on occasional legal assignments.