Elizabeth Mays has been a biology professor at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, IL for the past 14 years. Her current classes include non-majors biology along with anatomy and physiology. She strives to incorporate simple activities and practices into her teaching that encourage student ownership of learning, mindfulness, and content relevancy, to promote student success. Elizabeth has also authored and edited Connect and SmartBook projects for McGraw-Hill Education. In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing outside, cooking, fitness, and spending time with her husband, sons, friends, and family.