My name is Tracey Sherard, and I grew up in Fresno, California, and graduated from Hoover High School there before earning my BA in English at CSU Fresno. I spent 5 years living in San Francisco and got my MA in English at San Francisco State University, ultimately earning my PhD in English at Washington State University, where I taught for three years under a teaching fellowship before being hired full time at College of the Canyons in 2001. As well as traditional and in-person classes, I have been teaching online and hybrid classes for most of my teaching career and find them to be a very fulfilling learning and surprisingly social experience. I have lived in Ventura with my husband and stepson for 13 years now. I love to eat sushi and travel, having been to various locations in the U.S., as well as Europe, Australia, and Korea. My hobbies include reading, yoga, dancing, and photographing my calico Norwegian forest cat, Sophie. Something surprising about me? I am a licensed Zumba instructor.