Jessica Lander is an avid explorer and a lover of stories. She has lived and taught in countries as far away as Thailand and Cambodia and in cities as close as Boston and Cambridge — teaching students from sixth grade to university. She is author of the recently published non-fiction book Driving Backwards. In addition she is a freelance journalist, her writings about education and other topics have appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, Huffington Post, and Princeton Alumni Weekly, as well as on her blog, Chalk Dust. She is currently at Harvard Graduate School of Education getting her Master’s in Education Policy and Management.