Reneé Marie moved from Vermont to Sacramento in 2006 to serve with the Army’s Wounded Warriors In Transition Program. After a deployment to Afghanistan in 2010, she made California her home. Major Marie is now a Retired Reserve, Medical Service Corps Officer. She holds a master’s degree in speech-language pathology and audiology from West Virginia University and is a second-year MFA candidate in narrative and poetic medicine at Dominican University of California. Marie has also completed the Amherst Writers & Artists Institute (AWAI) method for facilitating writing groups in underserved populations. She holds a professional certificate in peace studies and conflict resolution from University of California, Davis, and a second AA degree in studio arts from American River College. Some of her publications include entries in Sacramento City College’s Susurrus Literary Journal, the Sacramento Poetry Center’s Tule Review, and Poems on the Road to Peace, a Collective Tribute to Dr. King, Vol 2.