Amanda McCracken combines her passion for athletics, communication, travel, and connecting with people. She is a full-time university instructor for undergraduate and graduate international students at University of Colorado, Boulder, freelance writer, massage therapist, triathlon/running coach, and competitive athlete. She received her BA in English from Centre College and her MA in Applied Linguistics from Indiana State University. She’s lived in France (Grenoble and Strasbourg) and traveled around the world teaching aboard the Peace Boat (a Japanese NGO). She loves eating peanut butter by the spoonful, swapping stories with her grandmas (90 and 97 years old), and running new trails.