Aviva Cristy teaches composition, humanities, and creative writing courses throughout the Milwaukee area. Originally from Washington, DC, Aviva has been living and teaching in Wisconsin for almost 10 years. Aviva received her PhD in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her MFA in poetry from George Mason University. Before returning to school for her PhD, Aviva worked on the business side of health care, including medical billing, office management, and patient advocacy and education. In addition to the teaching in college, every summer Aviva has the exciting adventure of attending poetry camp with Milwaukee Public School middle and high school students.