Dr. Marianne Choquet, holds a B.A. from the University of Iowa, a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Barcelona, and a Certificat de Langue Française from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. She speaks English, French, and Spanish, and translates from Catalan. Marianne received the first Ph.D. for creative writing and cultural studies at a continental European university in July 2013. Her publishing credits include non-fiction and fiction. Born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, she has lived and worked in Italy, France, Spain, Japan, Hong Kong, Austria, and Switzerland, and traveled extensively throughout the world.