I have a doctorate in Communication and Folklore, and I have a long career in writing and research. I have done scholarly research on visual narratives in Japan, India, and the Middle East. I have experience with a wide swath of topics, as well, including degrees in Creative Writing and Textiles, as well as a background in Environment and Anthropology. Furthermore, I have over 5 years of experience as a graduate writing tutor, in which capacity I have worked one-on-one with students and researchers in learning to become better writers. Finally, I have experience in editing through my volunteer work with a student run press, as a Book Review Editor, and through my work as an Editorial Assistant at a university press.