Kayleigh Norgord is a graduate student and writer earning her MFA from the University of California-Davis. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Eudora Welty Fiction Award and the Henry Douglas Mackaman Writers Award. She has co-taught poetry workshops in Milwaukee Public Schools, served as a notary public, managed a local coffee shop, and spent one summer flipping funnel cakes in a minor league baseball park. Kayleigh holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Creative Writing and a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. She is proud to be from the city of Milwaukee, known for beer, motorcycles, and Steve Miller.