Catherine Shubert is currently a high school teacher of Spanish in Philadelphia as part of Teach For America. She has, according to her students, “got swagger.” She graduated this spring from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master’s degree in Urban Education and graduated in 2009 from the University of Michigan with a B.A. with honors in English. She has attended Oxford University as a study abroad student (an experience which left her a complete anglophile). She has won the University of Michigan’s prestigious Hopwood Award for undergraduate non-fiction and the Helen J. Daniels prize for first place in non-fiction. Her current writing passions include poetry and creative non-fiction. She also loves camping, hiking, cooking, yoga, running, drawing, and painting. Her preferred meals include anything with carbs and/or cheese. She is, in addition and according to her housemates, an excellent insect squasher and fixer of sinks. Desert Delight Contributor.