Emily Heiden is a PhD student in literary nonfiction at the University of Cincinnati. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from George Mason University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Literary Hub, Electric Literature, The Hartford Courant, Juked Magazine, Brevity Magazine, Colorado Review, and The Long River Review. Her stories have also been featured on NPR. Her essays will appear in the anthology Don't Look Now: Things We Wish We Hadn't Seen, from Ohio State University Press, as well as the anthology Fast Funny Women from Woodhall Press. She is currently at work on a memoir.