Christine Utz is a Florida transplant presently living and writing in Brooklyn, New York. She teaches writing courses at Adelphi University through the English department and the Levermore Global Scholars Program. Her fiction has appeared recently in the Cellar Door Anthology, BorderSenses, and Curbside Quotidian. She has lectured on the Occupy Wall Street movement and coauthored a book about the subject entitled Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America. In March of 2013, Christine will be facilitating a panel discussion entitled “The Post MFA Hustle: Surviving (Literally and Creatively) in the Current Climate,” concerning the practical challenges faced by emerging writers at the annual Association for Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Boston. She is also a regular volunteer at the PEN World Voices Festival in New York and has become more involved with PEN’s Freedom to Write program. Her work in the classroom explores the intersection of teaching, writing, and activism.