Barbara S. Lindemann, is emerita professor of History and Ethnic Studies at Santa Barbara City College. After earning her PhD in History at UCSB, she enjoyed a 34-year career at SBCC teaching courses in U.S. History, History of American Women, and History of Immigration to the U.S., among others. She served in leadership positions at SBCC and in numerous political and non-profit organizations before and after her retirement. She was born and raised in a small town in southern Pennsylvania, attended Friends School, Baltimore, and Wellesley College, and earned an MAT from Harvard University. She married a Californian and has lived in Santa Barbara for most of her adult life. She can commonly be seen hiking front country trails or enjoying her EBike. She is a longtime supporter and volunteer for the Community Environmental Council and was a member of the Partnership Council for five years.