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Cheryl Linda Genet, Ph.D. earned her bachelorís in Psychology and her masterís and doctoral degree in Interdisciplinary Science and Theology. Genet focuses her research on scientific paradigms, cosmological stories, interfaith relations, social and environmental justice, and understanding our emerging global community.

She teaches Philosophy and World Religions at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, California and is the Managing Editor of the Collins Foundation Press (CFP), the publishing division of the Collins Educational Foundation (CEF). She has co-chaired and co-edited three conferences and resulting books in the CFP/CEF Humanity Conference and Book Series: Evolution of Religion: Studies Theories, and Critiques (2008), The Evolutionary Epic: Science's Story & Humanity's Response (2009), and Science, Wisdom, and the Future: Humanityís Quest for a Flourishing Earth (2012).

Genet is currently directing the Flourishing Earth Project, a collaborative effort of the CFP and the CEF to create a dialogue about what a flourishing Earth would actually be like and to promote and support efforts towards a sustainable future for our selves and our planet. She is also the director of the Science and Humanities Program for the Collins Educational Foundation.

She lives during most of the year  near Santa Margarita Lake in the Central Coast area of California along with her husband Russell Genet, a professional astronomer, professor of Astronomy at Cuesta College, and a Research Scholar in Residence at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. They live in Waianae on Oahu in Hawaii in the winter months.