Lisa Whalen has an M.A. in creative and critical writing and a Ph.D. in postsecondary and adult education. She teaches writing and literature at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Her personal essays have been featured in An Introvert in an Extrovert World, WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society, and MotherShould? She is a regular contributor to The Feisty Writer and The Emily Program Blog. Her blog, Writing Unbridled, is available on her website.