Suzi Steffen is a nerd, no question about it. She studied history and art history at the University of Missouri and has a master’s in art history from the University of Iowa and a master’s in literary nonfiction from the University of Oregon. She spent nearly five years as an arts editor at her local alt-weekly, where she wrote mostly about the visual and performing arts but also about books, food, wine and music (especially classical music and folk music). She’s a freelance writer and editor, and she teaches journalism as an adjunct at the University of Oregon. Find her on Twitter or Facebook, or email her at suzisteffen at gmail dot com.