Here is the information from the reading series:
Carmen Erna Jacobsen was born in Kansas City, Missouri. When she was 4 years old her family moved to Mexico City, where she was raised. Carmen worked for a private English school teaching English-as-a-Second Language to pay her way through medical school. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Sciences at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in1987.
Carmen writes non-fiction and poetry. She has set up musical plays for a Montessori school at the Bayou Theater at UH Clear Lake and directed a small Ballet Folklorico group named “Aztlan”, where children combined poetry with the Mexican zapateado. A Creative Writing Teacher for WITS – Writers in the Schools, she is also an Education writer who does research and writes articles related to the K-12 public school system for The Rice Entrepreneurship Educational Program Blog. http://reepblog.com/welcome-to-the-reep-blog/ She also works with DPISD and The Hua Xia Chinese School as a writing teacher for 2nd to 5th grade students.