Migene Gonzalez-Wippler was born in Puerto Rico and has degrees in
psychology and anthropology from the University of Puerto Rico and
from Colombia University. She has worked as a science editor for
the Interscience Division of John Wiley, the American Institute of
Physics, and the American Museum of Natural History, and as an
English editor for the United Nations in Vienna, where she lived
for many years. She is a cultural anthropologist and lectures
frequently at universities and other educational institutions.