Born to a Syrian father and Russian mother, Elina Katrin (she/her) is bicoastal and spends her time between Northern Virginia and Southern California. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Hollins University and a BS in Communication from the University of Miami. When she’s not writing about multiculturalism and the immigrant experience, she bakes sweets for her loved ones, catches up on TV shows, and cares way too much about walking at least 10,000 steps a day. Sometimes she tweets about donuts and poetry @linakatrin. Find her writing in The American Journal of Poetry, BreakBread Magazine, The Emerson Review, and elsewhere.