Linda Kobert is a Charlottesville-based freelance writer who has produced everything from grant proposals to poetry to radio essays that air on a local NPR affiliate, WVTF in Roanoke. Her features, profiles, travel pieces, essays, and reports of local events regularly appear in print and on-line publications, including The Washington Post, Spirituality and Health, Small Spiral Notebook, and many University of Virginia publications. She manages a blog for The Hook, a local weekly news and arts paper; posts to her own blog, http://lindakobert.wordpress.com; and has three novels in process. Linda started her career as a registered nurse, earning her BSN at La Roche College in Pittsburgh and her MSN at the University of Pittsburgh, where she taught maternity nursing and childbirth preparation for several years. Her extensive list of publications includes articles in peer-reviewed nursing journals, including the American Journal of Nursing, theJournal of Nursing Education, and Nursing and Health Care. Linda will jump at any excuse to wander the world. This is her second SAS voyage, having circumnavigated the world on Fall 2010. In addition to roaming all over the U.S., she has visited Canada, Britain, Bali, and Thailand.