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 a video art installation exploring the ramifications of climate change in the Great Basin, and a book-length essay on walking, feminism, autotheory, and form, titled Other Cities. She teaches writing, research, rhetoric, and digital storytelling at Washington State University, and serves as the creative nonfiction editor of Blood Orange Review.