Oliva M. Espín, Ph.D., is professor emerita of Women’s Studies at SDSU. She holds her doctorate in counseling psychology and Latin American studies from the University of Florida. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University; a professor of psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University; Fulbright distinguished chair in gender studies, University of Klagenfurt, Austria; and has authored several academic books and many articles. Espín was a pioneer in the practice and theory of therapy with women from different cultural backgrounds, particularly immigrant/refugee women. She is currently writing a book on women saints from feminist and psychological perspectives.