Helen M. Thueson has an M.A. in Communication Studies with a minor focus in Counseling. She received her degree from Texas State University, San Marcos. She is a native of Idaho but lived and worked in Texas for 16 years. She is a crisis counselor and was the founding Director of the Victim Services Unit for the Waco Police Department in Texas, a rape crisis counselor, and a professional trainer for the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault. She has been teaching various Communication and Victimology courses for Universities in Texas, Kansas, and Idaho for the last 25 years.