Sara McCurry Sara McCurry has taught composition at Shasta College in Northern California since 2007. Previously, she taught for three years at the Art Institute of CA-San Diego. She has been teaching online composition courses for many years and appreciates the challenges and opportunities afforded by online education. She has a passionate and long-standing commitment to the success of first-generation and economically disadvantaged college students, a commitment that has shaped her pedagogy and career choices. She is a member of the Shasta College Sustainability Committee and the Shasta College Faculty Association and has served as a club advisor for the Sustainability Club and the N.A.T.I.V.E. Club. Recently, she has presented at the CSU Chico This Way to Sustainability Conference and the English Council of Two Year Colleges yearly conference. She has a PhD in English from the University of Oregon and an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Texas State University.