Sherry Maruna received a BA and MA in History from Cleveland State University. Her academic accomplishments include editing the e-journal, Crooked River, processing historical documents for the Str. William G. Mather, and co-presenting Cleveland's First Infrastructure: The Ohio & Erie Canal from George Washington to Alfred Kelly: A Multi-Media Presentation, as well as receiving the Phi Alpha Theta Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year Award ('99-'00) and a Creative Writing Scholarship ('98). She is currently enrolled at Lakeland Community College and will enter CSU Education Departments MUST (Masters in Urban Secondary Teaching) Program in May 2001.