Avni Vyas earned her M.F.A and Ph.D from The Florida State University. Along with Anne Barngrover, she is the co-author of Candy In Our Brains (CutBank 2014). Her work has been published in journals such as Meridian, Juked, Gargoyle, The Pinch, among others. She is wild about hiking and exploring new terrain. She is a writing instructor at New College of Florida.