Dorienna M. Alfred, Ph.D. is a proud wife and mother. She completed her undergraduate and graduate education at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Ohio with a specialization in health psychology. The author is also a member of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus, OH, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She enjoys spending her leisure time with her family and friends, reading, scrapbooking, and doing Zumba.