Kaitlin Ruiz received a B.A. in English and Communications from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She is pursuing an M.A. in English at Penn State, and her creative writing has been published in *Fathom *and *Morning by Morning*. Kaitlin shuttles between her hometown of Orange Grove, Texas (more notable for sorghum than citrus) and Pennsylvania’s Happy Valley; wherever she lands on the map, she likes to keep an Audubon field guide in her backpack, and she likes listening to people’s stories—in lines at the cinema, outside the filling station, in creaky old churches. You can find her on Twitter @Kaitlin_M_Ruiz.