- BA, English, Cornell University
- MFA, University of Minnesota
“My writing has been shaped by South Florida, its people and its landscape, and by the stories of Cuba repeated to me almost daily by my parents and abuelos. My own stories are informed by my experiences as a Cuban-American woman living within and without her community; . . . I strive in my writing to give voice to the voiceless, to give stories over to characters not yet readily found in established literature, to give them a place there where they belong. I write for a version of me out there now, looking for a way into the world, and I write for her future friends and lovers, Miami natives or not, that they be ready to meet her.”
Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of How to Leave Hialeah, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, the John Gardner Book Award, the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award, and was named a Best Book of the Year by the Miami Herald, the Miami New Times, and the Latinidad List. The title story from the collection won a PEN/O. Henry Prize and appears in the 2011 PEN/O. Henry Prize Anthology. Originally from Miami, she is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Florida State University.
Jennine is the recipient of the John Winthrop Prize & Residency for Emerging Writers, the Emily Clark Balch Fiction Prize, and her work has been a finalist for both the Chicano/Latino Literary Prize and the Missouri Review Editor’s Prize. Her stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Epoch, the Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, and other magazines. Her book reviews appear in the L Magazine, a New York City bi-weekly.
Crucet served as the fiction editor for the most recent edition of the PEN Center USA’s Handbook for Writers, which is used in their Emerging Voices and Writers in the Schools programs. A former sketch comedienne and scriptwriter for NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac, Crucet has also worked in the non-profit sector as an advisor to first-generation college students from low-income families living in the South Central Los Angeles area.
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- MEd, Administration and Educational Leadership, Sierra Nevada College
- MA, Teaching, Sierra Nevada College
- BA, Communications, University of Nevada, Reno
Brittany joined Sierra Nevada College as an adjunct professor and academic advisor after completing her teacher licensure and MAT from Sierra Nevada. After completing her M.A. in Teaching, Brittany continued her education with SNC by completing her M.Ed. in Administration and Educational Leadership in 2012. Currently, Brittany is teaching Math in the Washoe County School District, while serving as a member of a 21st Century Learning Academy which will increase technology in the classroom.
- BSC, Social Work, University of Nevada, Reno
- MAEd, Elementary Education, University of Phoenix, Reno
- MAEd, Administration and Supervision, University of Phoenix, Reno
Sally D’Ault has been a teacher with WCSD for 10 years. She has taught Kinder – 4th Grade and has tutored children in 4 – 6th grade. She holds a BSc from UNR in Social Work, a MAEd in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix and a MAEd in Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix. She currently teaches First Grade at Dodson Elementary School in Reno. When not teaching she enjoys spending time with her young family and traveling.
- BS, Business Management, San Diego State University
- MA, Higher Education Administration, New York University
- PhD, Workforce Education and Organizational Leadership, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
In addition Dr. Davis’s position at SNC, she also serves as the Director for Academic Enrichment at the UNLV Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (CAEO). She administers four federally funded TRiO projects (three Student Support Services, and McNair Scholars Program).
Dr. Davis has been an educator for more than 15 years. Her previous positions include serving as an elementary school teacher and counselor for San Francisco Unified School District.
Dr. Davis has made numerous presentations on educational issues on the state, regional, and national levels. Her professional affiliations include the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and TRIO Training Faculty. Dr. Davis also serves as a part-time instructor in the College of Urban Affairs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Jim Davis leads Smart Wire Grid as its Chief Executive Officer. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Smart Wire Grid provides innovative solutions to electric utilities around the world. They have groundbreaking power flow control technology allowing a utility to optimize its grid and meet the challenges of the modern electricity industry.
Its first-of-a-kind distributed series reactor, the PowerLine Guardian™, converts an existing transmission line into a controllable and observable Smart Wire, providing the ability to shift power away from overloaded lines or onto underutilized lines, helping to ensure the reliability and efficiency of the power grid.
Before joining Smart Wire Grid, Jim built Chevron Energy Solutions (CES) into a leading energy efficiency, power system reliability, and renewable energy services company. CES developed hundreds of sustainability projects that saved institutions and businesses more than $1 billion in energy costs, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than three million metric tons. In 2004, he was recognized as the Northern California winner of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Previously Jim held senior executive positions with PG&E Energy Services and Duke/Louis Dreyfus, where he created and led the retail energy services businesses which offered comprehensive energy solutions to commercial, industrial, and public sector customers.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a major in marketing from The Ohio State University.