Joette Rockow has taught at UWM since 2001. She has an AA in photography from MATC, a BA in communications from Alverno College, and an MA in journalism and mass communication from UW-Milwaukee. She writes, does photography and communications consulting for nonprofit animal welfare and anti-violence organizations through her small business, Tao-Kitty Marketing. She lives with one indoor cat, Trixie, and a semi-feral outdoor kitty, Baby, who lives on her porch in a heated doghouse. Joette is learning how to properly ride a horse.