Ellen Rhudy lives in Philadelphia, where she works as an instructional designer. From 2009 to 2011 she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching English in an Albanian primary school in North Macedonia. She then moved to Albania to complete a Fulbright research project on Albanian national identity. Her fiction has appeared in journals includingcream city review, The Adroit Journal, Nimrod, andMonkeybicycle. She is currently a prose reader with The Adroit Journal.