Profe Bowen is originally from Southern California and has lived in Tucson for many years. Em holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Arizona as well as an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, Vermont. The intuitive and spirit-inspired approach to childhood development and education found in Waldorf schools initially drew Profe Bowen to learn more. Their prior experience with Tucson Waldorf School includes working as a substitute teacher as well as having participated in the firstTWS Fresh! event as an assistant to Chef Joy Vargas. A former grades and movement teacher at Desert Sky Community School, Profe Bowen is the current Executive Director of the Tucson Poetry Festival and a former Air National Guard member. Profe Bowen is a long-time rugby player, and functional movement and yoga enthusiast. Profe Bowen has a special interest in social justice, Latin-American history, queer politics, and they love to read and hike. Besides teaching, Profe Bowen is also a writer, poet, and performer.