Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm was born and raised in Mexico City. She holds degrees from the University of Miami, Texas Tech and a Ph.D. in Latin American History from the University of Texas at Austin. Among her many books and articles is the award-winning De León: A Tejano Family History. After 40 years of teaching, she has recently retired and been honored as a Professor Emeritus from Sam Houston State University. She lives in Huntsville, Texas with her husband, Jack and has just started a new company, Historic Tours of Texas.