Lupita Murillo Tinnen is Professor of Photography and Humanities at Collin College in Frisco, TX. She is pursuing a PhD in Humanities with a major in Aesthetic Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas. She holds an MFA in photography from the University of North Texas and a BA in photography from Texas A&M Commerce. Tinnen serves on the National Board of Directors for the Society for Photographic Education and is a former Texas Photographic Society board member. As a practicing artist, her work deals primarily with cultural and personal issues stemming from her background as a first generation Mexican American.