Mrs. James is a born-and-raised, corn-fed Nebraskan. She earned her B.S. in English with minors in Ancient Greek and Chemistry from Hillsdale College and her M.A. in Near Eastern Languages from Polis—The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities. Mrs. James now calls Western New York her home, where she lives with her husband, John. She enjoys reading, studying languages, hiking, and eating snacks.