Jill Anderson was born in Utah, raised in Texas, and lives in Mexico City. She is one of the 213.9 million international immigrants in the world today. Since 2005, she has collaborated with immigrants and refugees in the United States and in Mexico. Her postdoctoral research and writing focus on immigration, globalization, and culture via the stories we tell each other. From 2007 to 2011, she lived and worked at the Casa de los Amigos, a Quaker Center for Peace and International Understanding, and she is a member of the Mexico City Friends Meeting.