Colleen Kinder is a lecturer at Yale University. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program. Colleen has been awarded grants to research and write abroad from both the Fulbright Commission and the American Scandinavian Foundation. She has penned essays and articles about Cuba, China, Iceland, Egypt, Liberia, and Mexico. Her travel writing has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic.com, The New Republic, National Geographic Traveler, and The Best American Travel Writing 2013.