Jean Krasno is a multifaceted person.
From an early age she gravitated towards art and knew that it would be a big part of her life. However, she found her calling during her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois and graduate studies at Stanford University, where she majored in painting and printmaking.
Another big passion came to light out of her concern over the spread of nuclear weapons and the danger they presented to her own children and people around the world. She decided to pursue a career in international relations and obtained her PHD in International Politics from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 1994.
Finally, she decided to pursue writing and published "The Train to Skeleton Coast": a tale of murder and struggle for freedom. The book was a finalist in the international Eludia 2015 book award competition.
Currently, Jean splits her time between her art and as a tenured lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the City College of New York, where she holds the position of Director of the MA Program in International Relations. She is also a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University.