Cindy Parrish is an educator, film maker, graphic novelist, playwright, and professional storyteller. Co-founder of Heroic Productionz, an educational media production and consulting company, Dr. Parrish, until recently, taught humanities at the University at Albany's first year program, Project Renaissance. In 2012 she began teaching at Buxton School, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She has been an IWT associate since 1995. She holds a B.S. in Communication Arts from Cornell University and a Doctor of Arts in English from the University at Albany.