Zoë Estelle Hitzel earned her MA in Creative Writing studying poetry at Northern Arizona University, and her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Oregon State University. Her work has appeared in Blue Lyra Review, entropy, pacificREVIEW, The Chariton ReviewB, and elsewhere. She keeps a blog of her transgender experience at znoted.wordpress.com. When not writing, she schemes to dismantle the cishetero patriarchy. Hitzel is a citizen of the wind, and she currently scores standardized tests remotely from wherever will have her.