Halima Jenkins is a local educator and freelancer. Her work has appeared in publications such as Washington Independent Review of Books, Her Mind, The Change Agent, and the late, great Maryland Life. Halima earned a B.A. in French (University of Maryland), an M.A. in Writing (The Johns Hopkins University), and a Diplôme supérieur d'études françaises (Université de Nice, France). Halima has a passion for travel, hot tea, a good laugh, and spending time with her husband and three children.