Angela T. Pienkos earned B.A. and M.A. degrees at Marquette University and her Ph.D. in European history at the University of Wisconsin. Angela first visited Poland in 1961 and since then has traveled there as a student, professor and tourist 13 times. In 1964-5 and 1967-8 she spent ten months there working on her dissertation (later published) on 19th century Polish-Russian relations. Angela taught European history at Ripon and Alverno Colleges before her appointment as chief administrator of Milwaukee’s Divine Savior Holy Angels high school. Later Angela served as executive director of the Polish Center of Wisconsin.