Patricia Herzog has over twenty-five years’ experience in higher education, as a teacher, researcher and consultant. After graduating from UCLA magna cum laude with highest honors in philosophy, she earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Patricia is the author of Conscious and Unconscious: Freud’s Dynamic Distinction Reconsidered, and co-editor of the award-winning Defending Diversity. She has received grants and awards from the Fund for Psychoanalytic Research and the American Council of Learned Societies. Patricia taught philosophy at Brandeis University, was a Fellow of the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College (now the Radcliffe Institute), a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, and a member of the Institute for the History of Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She has published numerous articles and reviews in the area of musical aesthetics, performed in and around New England as a pianist and harpsichordist, and is currently writing operas that champion women: A New Ending for Tosca, A New Ending for Madama Butterfly, Butterfly in America, The Scarlet Letter, Turandot, The Wind and The Resurrection of Lucretia. Her work as a musician, philosopher and writer can be found at patriciaherzogopera.com. Patricia has served on education and non-profit boards in Boston and New York City, and volunteered at local human services agencies.