Cara Gross


527 Farm House Ln
Ames IA


Cara Gross is an MA candidate in English specializing in literature. She graduated summa cum laude from Clark University in 2013, receiving her BA in English with a Geography minor and earning highest honors for her thesis on imaginative literary representations of climate change. After college, Cara moved to New York City, where she worked in various fields, from nonprofit farmer’s market management to tax & estate law, before finding her way to publishing, where she handled contracts for an adult literature publishing house and then a literary agency.

Cara hopes to use stories to cultivate safety, healing, and pleasure for humans, human relationships, and non-human animals. In her free time, she can be found doing yoga and strength training, dancing to music, reading and writing, going to the beach whenever she can, and trying to get her cat to cuddle with her.