Cindy Smalletz, M.S., M.A., is one of the first graduates of the Columbia University Narrative Medicine Master's program. She lectures on narrative medicine to both students and clinicians, and is the creator, designer, and director of the first online certificate program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. She also holds an M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology, and while pursuing her M.S., she worked for the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center where she focused on purposefully merging technology and education for students, faculty, and research grants. By bringing together narrative medicine with education and technology, she plans to change healthcare around the world through better training, communication, self-awareness and action.