Beth Burnett may not like to wear pants, but she wears an awful lot of hats. The Director of Education for GCLS, Beth also teaches for the writing academy, gives women’s empowerment workshops, runs a Lansing women’s networking group, and works as an adjunct professor for two different colleges. Because she enjoys torture, Beth just returned to grad school for her second Masters, this time in Marketing and New Media. In addition to her penchant for education, both as a teacher and a student, Beth is a writer with six published books (one under her pen name, E.A. Van Stralen) and stories in several recent anthologies. In her spare time, she sleeps in thirteen-minute increments, walks her geriatric dog, and has video cooking dates with her long-distance partner.