Jean Dion developed a passion for words at an early age, and she filled her childhood nursery rhyme books with penciled criticisms. She followed this passion to college where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree and worked as the front-page editor for Oregon State's The Barometer.
Jean has raised rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, parakeets, fish, dogs and cats. She has a particular passion for disabled animals and is currently living with a congenitally blind cat. This passion for animals in need developed when Jean's first dog developed cancer, and she was called upon to assist him through a lengthy recovery process.
At the end of that journey, Jean took time away from her editing career to study animal care, and she worked for a variety of veterinary clinics and emergency clinics in the years that followed. She holds a certificate of completion from the Professional Career Development Institute and is an active contributor to rescue organizations in Oregon. In fact, she serves as a digital content coordinator at the Willamette Humane Society.