Turns out the book she's holding up with her well bejeweled hand in the post below is a book she wrote, the third book she's written!

She is a Criminal Justice professor with tenure at a small university in Tennessee, has been a Bioterrorism Epidemiologist for the CDC, has done work for World Health Organization, and has written a book of case studies based on women's experiences in maximum security prison.

And don't be fooled, she does all this while still maintaining her badass style at work.

You guise, she is my new hero.