Dori Koehler grew up immersed in the agricultural world of central California before moving to Santa Barbara in the summer of 1995. She graduated from Westmont College in 1999 with a B.A. in English Literature. She worked in documentation at a medical firm and as a private tutor before attending Pacifica Graduate Institute, graduating with an M.A. (2008) and a Ph.D. (2012) in Mythological Studies with emphasis in Depth Psychology. During her time at Pacifica, she served on the peer review board of the first Mythological Studies Journal, published poetry in the literary journal Between, and gave papers on the popular culture conference circuit. Before joining the PGIAA board, she volunteered with the organization doing social media posting and consulting for them. These days, she is focused on publishing her work on Disney Studies. Her first book, The Mouse and the Myth: Sacred Art and Secular Ritual at Disneyland, grew out of her dissertation and will be published in the spring of 2017 through John LibbeyPublishing and Indiana University Press.