Rachel Nuñez remembers first falling in love with history over biographies of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Anne Boleyn and still can’t believe she gets paid to talk about history on a daily basis. After picking up a B.A. at Rice University and a Ph.D. at Stanford, she arrived at Hollins in 2008. She teaches a variety of courses on women’s history and European history and loves introducing students to the joys of historical research. When she’s not teaching (or participating in random Hollins traditions), she enjoys travel, cooking, and movies. Her favorite movie is <em>The Big Lebowski</em>, and she attends LebowskiFests whenever she gets the chance. She is a native Texan and will always have a soft spot for the Lone Star State. Still, Virginia is gradually luring her in with its beautiful scenery and actual seasons.