Nell Novara received her B.A. in English Literature and Writing from Mckendree University and M.A in English Literature from the University of Vermont, where she focused on post-colonial theory. She is also TESOL certified and spent two years teaching English in Poland and another year teaching English and writing in Hong Kong and Australia. She has taught writing and literature courses at the University of Vermont and McKendree University and she also teaches TEFL coursework at the International TEFL Academy. Outside of the classroom, she loves to travel, bike around the city, and listen to live music.