Debby Flickinger, Ph.D., was born and raised in Boston, MA. She is an affiliated faculty at Union Institute and University (UIU) teaching doctoral courses on social justice, engaging difference, and sustainability through a caring science lens. She received her doctorate from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). Her dissertation was titled "Learning with Hearts in the Trees (Transformation, Reflective, Education, Enlightenment, Sustainability): A Transdisciplinary Inquiry into Teaching Caring Sustainability to Children." Dr. Flickinger has contributed a chapter in Miracles and Mysteries Witnessed by Nurses, a collection of stories edited by Jean Watson, Ph.D., facilitated workshops, and participated on panels at various conferences around the globe, most recently in Riga, Latvia.