Emma Roles is a writer who explores themes of entrapment, gender, sexuality, and trauma through fiction, contemporary fairy tales, and non-fiction. She is particularly interested in the ways in which environment and place embody and reflect these themes. Roles has worked as Managing Editor on the internationally-distributed literary magazine, Silk Road Review: A Literary Crossroads and has worked as Marketing and Event Coordinator for the Pacific University Visiting Writers Series. Her creative work has been published in PLUM: Pacific's Literature by Undergraduate Magazine. Roles received a BA in Creative Writing as well minors in Editing & Publishing and Spanish from Pacific University in Oregon. She is completing an MFA in Creative Writing & Environment at Iowa State University.