Liz Iversen was born in the Philippines and grew up in South Dakota. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Creative Nonfiction, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Passages North, Room, and elsewhere. She was a 2021 Tin House scholar and received an Ashley Bryan Fellowship from the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. Currently based in Portland, Maine, she is a copywriter for a radio and podcast advertising agency.