Roberta Gately, a nurse, novelist and former humanitarian aid worker, has provided medical care from Africa to Afghanistan. She has written extensively on the subject of refugees for The Journal of Emergency Nursing as well as a series of articles for the BBC World News Online and the Huffington Post. She speaks regularly on the plight of the world’s refugees and displaced. She has appeared both locally and nationally on TV and radio to discuss refugee issues.
Gately lives in Boston where she works as a nurse at The Boston Medical Center. Her previous novels, "Lipstick in Afghanistan" and "The Bracelet," are based on her experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Her new book, a memoir, is "Footprints in the Dust."