Chimene (Jimena) Burnett received her bachelor's degree in English from Texas A&M University-College Station and went on to get her M.A. from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Currently, she teaches Writing and Rhetoric and Seminar in the First-Year Learning Communities Program. She is also a National Writing Project Teacher Consultant and has worked with teachers in the Coastal Bend to improve writing and reading instruction. She enjoys riding her horse, playing tennis, writing, reading, and tending to her family.