Meri Blye Kramer is an award-winning author of two books and more than 100 articles in a variety of periodicals. Enrolled through ALEPH (Alliance for Jewish Renewal), she is studying to receive smicha (ordination) as a rabbi. Meri has spoken at numerous events across the country, including the Distinguished Author and Speaker series, Mensa's Regional Conference, and Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies. Her media appearances include NPR's All Things Considered, the Glenn Mitchell show, Common Threads, Talkline, and many others. Having graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington, Mary holds a degree in philosophy and anthropology.