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M.A. Student
Leah Hedrick (she/her/hers) is a first-year M.A. student in Composition and Rhetoric. Her research interests include trauma-informed pedagogy, especially as it pertains to the teaching of creative writing and composition at the community college level. She is also interested in medical rhetoric surrounding women, and how it effects fertility as a biomedical and socio-political status. Originally from Indiana, where she earned a B.S. in Plant Biology from Purdue University, she came to Nebraska in 2015 to persue her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Creighton University in Omaha. Before coming to UNL, she worked for 4 years as an English instructor and writing center consultant at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha. She is the author of Run Off: Poetry of Changing Places, a micro-chapbook from Ghost City Press, and her creative work has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, Sugar House Review, Manifest West Anthology, and other places.

Education

M.F.A. (2017), Creighton University
Creative Writing

B.S. (2014), Purdue University
Plant Biology