Hallie has an M.A. and a B.A. in English literature and has taught English for 15+ years at the graduate school, university, high school, junior high school, and elementary school levels. Specifically, she has taught at Roosevelt University and Columbia College in Chicago, Austin Community College in Texas, The American School in [Lugano] Switzerland, Hayato High School in Japan, and Benito Perez Galdos bilingual elementary school in Madrid. She currently teaches English Composition 101 at Harold Washington College in Chicago.