Betsy hails from the great state of Virginia, and she is, in fact, a lover—of all things history, film, and dog-related. She received her degree in History from Columbia University, where she was lucky enough to study with the oft-quoted historian Eric Foner. Since then she has been spreading her infectious enthusiasm for history and herstory to middle- and high school-students in sunny Los Angeles. In addition to teaching, she is a professional writer with published articles in a range of print magazines and online sources. She is also currently working on a Young Adult novel.