Dr. Tamara MC is an Applied Linguist and focuses on issues related to language, culture, and identity in the Middle East, specifically her hybrid and juxtaposed identity of growing up simultaneously Jewish and Muslim. She has various publications in journals such as, Sand Script, Poetica Magazine, Driftwood Press, Sling Magazine, and Blue Guitar. She has been accepted at/studied at The Iowa Writers’ Workshop Summer Program, BreadLoaf, Sewanee, Summer Literary Seminars in Lithuania, and Naropa. She currently teaches at the University of Arizona, both ESL and teacher training classes. “Doc MC”, as her students call her, loves the classroom, and she helps her ESL students to not only learn about creative writing, but to love writing creatively. When she isn’t teaching or writing, she is creating three-dimensional art with found materials or running marathons.