Nicole Lusiani Elliott is the founder and owner of Dirt Path Publishing, a small publishing house that focuses on publishing works that helps people think differently about their lives and their work. She also serves as an Assistant Director of CSET, the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching, at Stanford University, focusing primarily in the areas of history education and instructional equity. Prior to working at CSET Nicole served as a high school teacher for twenty years and worked as an instructional coach and professional development associate for the Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning.