Amanda Rachel Walzer was a tenured professor in the English Department at Fullerton College. Amanda was voted “Most Outspoken” in her senior class in high school, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in English from UCLA (1994). She also held an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Antioch University (2000) and a Certificate in Postsecondary Reading and Learning from Cal State Fullerton (2013). She knew she wanted to be a teacher when, at the age of ten, she found herself admiring her sixth grade teacher’s lesson planning. She started her teaching career as a writing center tutor while at UCLA, and then did a stint as a high school English teacher in Los Angeles. After earning her Masters, she taught at UCLA, East L.A. College, and Pasadena City College before coming to Fullerton. During her time at Fullerton, she delighted in teaching English & Creative Writing at FC and serving as the Faculty Advisor for LiveWire, FC’s Online Literary Arts Journal. Amanda lived in Fullerton with her two sons and their dog, Max. She enjoyed weekends in San Diego with her love, John Warshawsky. In her spare time, she ran track, played soccer, wrote, sang, and played her own songs on the piano.