Roberta Chevrette, M.A. is a doctoral student in Communication at Arizona State University. She has studied writing and performance, published two CDs, and holds a dual B.A. in Anthropology and Women’s Studies from Sacramento State University, where she received the Dean’s Award in Social Sciences. As a scholar of gender, culture, and communication who is invested in public policy and progressive social change, she views creative nonfiction as both an art form and an invaluable tool for effectively communicating scholarship to broader audiences.