Emily Doyle is an MFA candidate at UC Riverside. Her stories have been finalists for the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Prize and the American Short(er) Fiction Prize. She has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the Bread Loaf-Rona Jaffe Foundation Scholarship, the Abraham Lincoln Polonsky Endowed Award, and the H. W. Hill Scholarship. Before joining UCR’s MFA program, she graduated from Stanford Law School and worked as a lawyer in Washington, DC, focusing on antitrust law and pro bono projects involving underrepresented individuals—experiences that inform her fiction. She lives in Los Angeles with her fiancé and bearded dragon.