Lauren W. Westerfield is an essayist and poet from the Northern California coast. Her work has recently appeared in Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, New Delta Review, The Pinch, DIAGRAM, Sonora Review, and Hobart. She received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Idaho, where she was a Centrum Fellow and a Center for Digital Inquiry & Learning (CDIL) Graduate Fellow. Current projects include work on CTRL+Shift (a digital meta-narrative examining poetic process), collaborative script writing for In the Lake, After the Fire (a video art installation-in-progress exploring climate change in the Great Basin), and a book-length essay on walking, aesthetics, urbanity, and desire. She teaches writing, research, rhetoric, and digital storytelling at Washington State University, and serves as the creative nonfiction and co-managing editor of Blood Orange Review.