Narrowly dodging a life as a restaurateur, Julia Carey Arendell received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing with a minor in American Literature from Louisiana State University after completing a fellowship at Harvard. Pushcart Prize nominated for her fiction, she was also a winner of the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Prize in Poetry. Publications can be found at Heavy Feather Review, VIDA, Mason’s Road, and Psychopomp Magazine, among others, as well as the anthologies Louisiana in Words and New Orleans: What Can’t Be Lost. She has joined the editorial boards of the Early College Folio, The Dudley Review, The New Orleans Review, and New Delta Review and currently serves as the faculty advisor for the student run publication Global Commons, an international project sponsored by OSUN. Julia joined BECNO in 2014 and teaches creative writing coursework, First and Second Year Seminar, and manages the peer tutoring program on campus.