Judith Steininger has worked as a research chemist, an academic and a writer. She has taught at Boston College, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee School of Engineering and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya, East Africa. Writing and editing for engineering and financial companies as well as education organizations are among other skills. She publishes extensively in the areas of engineering, literature and popular press feature stories. Examples include essays on Willa Cather’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel One of Ours and Jim Harrison’s novella collection The Farmer’s Daughter. In May 2012, she published lengthy articles on pneumatics and engineering for reference books; in November 2013, she wrote an explanatory essay on “Quaking Aspens” inMontana Magazine. She regularly contributes to WUWM’s Lake Effect (89.7 FM) reading science essays. The Milwaukee Press Club awarded her story “Hot Stuff” the Best Feature Length Magazine Article in 2006, a statewide juried competition, and a second one in 2013 for her article “In the Danger Zone”. She has a bachelor’s in chemistry (University of Kentucky), masters’ in literature (Boston College) and teaching credits from Columbia University. Steininger believes teaching and learning are privileges to be respected and enjoyed. Communication whether fiction, non-fiction, business or technical material is a vital part of understanding life and/or making transactions as simple, perfect and economical as possible.