Catherine Dorian lived and taught in rural Montana for four years, where she embraced writing as a means of finding connection in an isolated setting. She has published several academic articles about English education and presented at state and national conferences. A native of Massachusetts and the Adirondacks, Catherine recently taught at Brattleboro Union High School in Vermont where she served on the school’s literary magazine, The Dial. She is a degree candidate in the ALM program in Creative Writing and Literature at Harvard University. Some of her unfinished work is available at writingrural.com.