As a woman, I never knew if a soldier was approaching me to correct a crooked beret or to ask for my number,” writes an Army veteran of Fort Hood.
About Bettina Rolyn
Bettina Rolyn served in the U.S. Army from 2003 to 2007 as a Persian-Farsi linguist and earned her master’s in Persian at the University of Maryland in 2008. After leaving the defense industry in 2012, she studied theology in Stuttgart, Germany. She is pursuing her master’s of fine arts in creative nonfiction at Carlow University in Pittsburgh and is happy to make a living as a freelance German translator, writer, and editor in Berlin.