Photograph: Jyoti Arvey

Jyoti Arvey is a writer and artist based in Oakland, CA. She received her BA in Slavic Studies from Connecticut College, where she completed her undergraduate thesis, "Gender in the Everyday Life of the Russian Home," which won the Oakes and Louise Ames Prize. Jyoti taught English for a year in Novosibirsk, Russia as a Fulbright scholar. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Chronogram, theEEEL, and the Hummingbird Magazine of the Short Poem.