Meredith Smith-Lane holds a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the University of Nebraska, and a B.A. from Buena Vista University with an English/Art double major. She is currently a second-year student in the Master’s in English Literature program. Her academic work focuses on literature by and about women, particularly in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. She is a teaching assistant, instructing undergraduate students in the ISU Comm program. Outside of Iowa State, Meredith is facilitator for two sections of writers’ workshop for the Fort Dodge Public Library. She is a Girl Scout leader and theatre enthusiast, and has worked in theatrical costuming since 2008. She enjoys photography, gardening, and spending time with her two daughters.