Ilana Garon has been teaching high school English (and math, in emergency situations) since she graduated from Barnard College in 2003. She has been published in Miranda Literary Magazine, PresenTense Magazine, Dissent Magazine, and is thrilled to be making her debut in Sunday Salon. Ilana received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence in 2009. Besides teaching, she enjoys running, writing, chocolate, and sampling the wares of craft breweries. She lives and works in New York City.