Zahie El Kouri (pronounced Za-hee-ah, which rhymes with Maria) has a B.A. in Literary Studies from Williams College, a J.D. from Cornell Law School, and an M.F.A. from New School University She has taught creative, expository, and persuasive writing at the University of North Florida, Florida Coastal School of Law, Santa Clara Law School, the University of Oregon School of Law, and the Stanford Technical Communications Program. Her work has appeared in Mizna, Dinarzad’s Children: an Anthology of Arab-American literature, Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities, Memoir Journal, Brain, Child: the Magazine for Thinking Mothers, and The Manifest-Station.