Andrea Elena Ibáñez

is an anthropologist trained at Syracuse University and Duke University who most recently retired from a career as a public administrator with the City of Tucson. She has published scores of articles about travel, culture, history, and the Southwest in the Tucson Weekly, Valley Guide Quarterly, Tucson Guide Quarterly and The New York Times. She was the author of the chapters on Tucson and Southern Arizona in Fodor’s 1999 Arizona guide and Fodor’s USA 1999 guide.

She is currently at work on the third novel, “A Tanager’s Tale.