A wordsmith with a Ph.D. in political science, I co-edited a book that I also contributed chapters to, while still in graduate school. Over half a dozen peer-reviewed articles and two single-authored monographs have my name on them. I write and edit comfortably both in social sciences and humanities, gender studies and cultural studies. You can see my publication record on Orcid at https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9606-7645 As an advocate and activist, I have been working on social justice issues and won a local award for my work in 2020. DEI consulting is the natural expression of those normative commitments. As a freelancer, I created writingtotherescue.com to share my expertise.~ Melinda Kovacs, Ph.D.