Jennifer Springsteen is an educator and a writer. She has taught high school literature, service-learning and civic engagement to teachers and administrators, and co-founded PDX Writers, a literary arts organization teaching and coaching writers. Her philosophy is that every person is a writer, and every writer deserves a safe environment in which to experiment, learn, and develop craft. Jennifer’s fiction has been published in numerous literary magazines and won national and state awards; she is represented by the Nelson Literary Agency. Jennifer is a 3rd Year Masters of Divinity student with Starr King School for the Ministry and a ministerial candidate. She writes and studies in NE Portland with her husband and teenage daughter.