Carrie Sheppard is pursuing a MFA in fiction at the University of San Francisco. With a background in the fine arts, she is now working on her first novel. She received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and worked for six years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. While in New York she studied nonfiction at the Gotham Writers’ Workshop. She has been a nonfiction reader for Ep;phany Magazine and worked as a staff editor for Switchback before becoming its fiction editor.