Kathryn LaFever is a visiting assistant professor in the Global and Intercultural Studies Program of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership, with a concentration on interdisciplinary and international curriculum and pedagogy, from Miami University. Dr. LaFever's research focuses on international women's studies and the secular education of Buddhist nuns living and teaching in Asia. She is the executive director of STEAM Tara, a nonprofit organization supporting STEAM education for Buddhist nuns and their students in developing nations in Asia. She also serves as the faculty advisor for Miami University Model UN and Student UNICEF, as well as a member of the Graduate Student Forum and Fulbright Faculty Advising Committee.