Nancy Whitney-Reiter is a former economist and corporate market analyst. As a 9/11 survivor and Generation Xer, she found herself questioning the true meaning of “success,” and embarked on a year-long sabbatical. Her travels took her to Costa Rica and South Africa, where she worked as a volunteer teacher and wildlife researcher. Thanks to this unhampered time of reflection, she decided to abandon the corporate lifestyle in order to pursue her true passions: nature, teaching, and writing. Nancy Whitney-Reiter has a BS in Economics and International Studies from University of South Florida and an MA in Economics from University of South Florida. She lives near Prescott, Arizona.