Felicia graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Comparative Literature and completed a PhD in Literature and Cultural Studies at UC Santa Cruz. She is the author of The Will to Heal: Narrative Recovery in the Novels of Latina Authors and of numerous academic articles. Her academic experience, in learning, teaching and advising spans the Small Ivy Leagues, faith affiliated colleges, and both public and private educational institutions worldwide. She currently serves as a Director of Independent Studies at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. Felicia is fluent in Spanish and has lived abroad in Vienna, Madrid, and Buenos Aires.