In 2017, I earned my PhD from Idaho State University in English and the Teaching of English. My interests are far-ranging and always growing. They include eighteenth-century literature, TESL, folklore, and creative nonfiction. A newcomer to Atlanta, I hail from the Pacific Northwest, the land of the Snake and sage. I worked for my father, an Idaho dairy farmer, before becoming an academic. Consequently, I possess an inordinate amount of knowledge about cows, inside and out. In fact, when I was six, I sat gleefully on the root of an ailanthus tree, eating a thick peanut butter sandwich and watching a veterinarian surgically remove a roofing nail from a cow's bowel. My partner and I have two small children and are currently expecting a third. I am excited to be working as a consultant in the Communication Center this year.