- MFA, University of Arizona
Cara Blue Adams’s stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Narrative, The Missouri Review, EPOCH, The Mississippi Review, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, The Sun, and elsewhere. She has been awarded The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Prize and scholarships and fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the VCCA. She was recently named one of Narrative‘s “15 Below 30.”
She lives in Baton Rouge, where she is the fiction and nonfiction editor of The Southern Review.
“On Editing Prose, the Gender Gap in Publishing, and Eating Alligator!” – interview in The Review Review
- BA., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
- MA., Communicative Disorders, California State University, Northridge
- MA., Educational administration, California State University, Los Angeles
- EdD., Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Jacqueline Allen has thirty-five years of experience in education as a public school special education classroom teacher, special school assistant principal, area instructional coordinator, and area special education director. She currently works for the Clark County School District as a Special Education Director, in addition to providing post-secondary instruction in special education.
- MS, Physics, Nizhny Novgorod University at Russia
- PhD, Astrophysics, Space Research Institute, Moscow, Russia
Prior to joining the faculty in Sierra Nevada College in fall 2010, for 33 years Altunin worked in the leading space research institutions in Russia and USA, including 3 years in the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, CA). Altunin’s primary occupation was astronomy, particularly space astronomy. During his professional years he worked as a researcher and later progressed to management at the Russian Physical Institute as a Project manager for a several space astronomy projects. Altunin is an author and coauthor of more than 50 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and several chapters in space related textbooks. In addition to teaching at SNC, Altunin taught a course on Space Science Management at the International Space University (Strasburg, France) in the mid 1990’s. He finds teaching to be quite enjoyable and a logical path after retirement from an “active” space science career.
- BA, University of Pennsylvania
Barbara brings over twenty years of professional fundraising experience in the San Francisco Bay area with such organizations such as the Ansel Adams Center and Sierra Club. Originally from Connecticut, she is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania and began her career in New York City at Bear Stearns in corporate finance. She has been involved in the Tahoe community for ten years with two daughters who alpine ski race on the Squaw Valley Ski Team. Her community service experience includes serving on the board of directors of the Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy Foundation and ODC/San Francisco, a modern dance company.
- BS, Education University of Nevada, Reno
- MA, School Counseling, University of Phoenix, Gifted and Talented Endorsement
Upon retiring from her elementary and gifted and talented teaching positions with Washoe County School District, Laureen joined SNC as a supervisor of student teachers. She has been a Board member of the WCSD Gifted and Talented Advisory Council since its inception, and a member of the National and California Gifted and Talented Associations.
Dr. Nazir Ansari is a retired professor of business management from the University of Nevada, Reno where he taught graduate and undergraduate classes in Strategic Management and International Business. During his professional career he has been a consultant and board member at several public companies. He has also been an advisor to federal and state governments on policy matters dealing with economic and health issues. He has a Ph.D. in Business from the University of Illinois. He and his wife Mary who is a published author of several books on Nevada history live in Incline Village where they enjoy an active outdoor life in the company of great friends.
- BA, Middlebury College
Holly Atkins graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in Italian and Anthropology. As the Assistant Director of Student Affairs she is involved with Student Affairs, Residential Life, and Student Activities.
Holly is from Vermont but loves every second of life in Tahoe. While she is not at work, she enjoys running, especially on the trail, cross country skiing, biking, travelling, and playing pick-up ice hockey with friends. She has also blogged for a holistic health company in San Francisco, one outlet for her passion for holistic living and healthy and sustainable cooking and eating.
• B.A., Psychology, University of Wisconsin
• M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
• M.Ed., Administrative Leadership, Sierra Nevada College
I have worked for the Clark County School District for 16 years. Last year was my first year as an assistant principal at an elementary school. It has always been my passion to work with students and staff to make a difference in lives of young people. I am looking forward to beginning my teacher career at Sierra Nevada College.