Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of “How to Raise an Adult," served as Dean of Freshmen and Undergraduate Advising for more than a decade at Stanford University, where she received the Dinkelspiel Award for her contributions to the undergraduate experience. A mother of two teenagers, she has spoken and written widely on the phenomenon of helicopter parenting, and her work has appeared on TEDx Talks and in Forbes and the Chicago Tribune. She is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. In addition to non-fiction she writes creative non-fiction, poetry, short stories, and plays. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, their teenagers, and her mother.