Elisabeth Kinsey lives in Denver but hails from San Jose, California, a grand-daughter of Italian and Jewish settlers. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Denver. Her dissertation traces the Female Bildungsroman back to Early Modern British Women's writing.
She is published in Literature Today, Women in Nature, Greenwoman Magazine, Wazee Journal, Apogee, Ask Me About My Divorce, Tupelo Quarterly, Emergency Online Journal, The Coil among other publications. She can be called upon to lecture on Divorce, Northern Italian Cooking and zone 5 gardening.
She could say she's intermediate in German, but perhaps more accurately, she's a German enthusiast.
And yes, that is a Gorn.