Jennifer Malia is a professor and writer with a PhD in English from the University of Southern California. During her four years as an American expat in the United Arab Emirates, she worked as a writing professor at the American University of Sharjah and gave birth to her first daughter in Dubai. She currently teaches world literature and travel writing as an English professor at Norfolk State University. She is a co-author of Knocked Up Abroad Again: Baby bumps, twists, and turns around the globe. A professional globetrotter, she has traveled to more than twenty countries to study world languages, teach English as a second language, present research on world literature, and write about her treks around the globe. She is also a co-founder of Munchkin Treks, a family adventure travel website that will be launched soon. All three of her munchkins are enrolled in a Spanish immersion preschool to prepare for their next adventure abroad. In her free time, she practices yoga and Taekwondo and explores the beaches and hiking trails around Virginia Beach with her family. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , and Pinterest.