Audra, a native of Shelbyville, Kentucky, has been living in Livingston, Alabama for the last few years working as the Operations Director at the Coleman Center for the Arts, a contemporary arts organization that produces socially engaged public art projects in the Alabama Black Belt region. She also works at the University of West Alabama as an Adjunct Instructor, teaching Criminal Justice and Homeland Security. Audra is the author of Introduction to Criminal Justice: A Practical Guide (Preliminary Edition) and has plans to continue writing. She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Master’s in Safety, Security and Emergency Management. She brings positivity, creative problem solving, and innovative ideas to her work and to her community.