Jessica Hagemann is an award-winning author from the Midwest. She earned her Bachelor's degrees in English and anthropology from the University of Notre Dame, where she was the 2009 recipient of the Richard T. Sullivan Prize in Fiction Writing. Jess then completed her master's degree in Writing and Poetics at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University. Her work has appeared in Pank magazine, Gambling the Aisle, Esque magazine, Devilfish Review, Inquiring Mind, the Oklahoma Review, Bombay Gin, and Kweli Journal, where her piece "Sheer Like Gauze" took first place in the 2012 nonfiction essay contest. Jess now works in the museum industry.