Misty K. Hook, Ph.D., first developed her love for all things Joss Whedon during her doctoral training in counseling psychology. After getting her degree, Dr. Hook spent five years as an assistant professor of psychology teaching classes on gender and family issues. Her students quickly learned about her love of both “Buffy” and feminism and often gave her “Buffy”-related items. Dr. Hook is now a licensed psychologist in private practice where she deals a lot with gender issues. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, who she hopes will be as much of a feminist as Joss Whedon.