Joselyn Takacs is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California. She holds an MFA in fiction from Johns Hopkins University. Her writing has appeared in Narrative, Tin House online, Harvard Review, The Rumpus, DIAGRAM, Columbia: A Journal of Art and Literature, and elsewhere. She was featured as one of Narrative magazine’s Top Writers Under 30. She teaches writing at the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles, where she is at work on a novel about the 2010 BP Oil Spill.