Alicia Willis received her BA in English in 2000 from The Ohio State University, College of Arts and Sciences. Her first educational position after graduating was with publishing company McGraw-Hill Education. There she developed educational materials delivered in print and online. While at McGraw-Hill Education, she received her MA in Education with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. In her current position, Instructional Development Specialist at the Center on Education and Training for Employment, she provides professional development for the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Aspire program administrators, teachers, and support staff.