Carol Comfort (Cherokee/Choctaw), also of German and Irish descent, is the mother of three children, a teacher, writer, and social activist. She is particularly devoted to promoting equality for individuals with disabilities and differences. She is the author of Breaking Boundaries, a multicultural textbook for teaching developmental writing at the university level. Carol is both the Director of the College Reading Skills program and Lecturer in the department of English and Foreign Languages at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She received her B.A. from California State University, Fullerton, and her M.A. from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University.