Jennifer Popa is a short-story writer, novelist, and poet. She is in her second year as a Ph.D. student of English and Creative Writing at Texas Tech University. She’s currently working on a collection of short stories, teaching creative writing to a bright group undergrads, serving as an Associate Editor for Iron Horse Literary Review, and tending to the needs of two demanding dogs. Her work has appeared in Monkeybicycle, The Watershed Review, and The Citron Review among others. She categorically opposes pineapple on pizza.