Jennifer Stella is a writer and a doctor. Also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Cameroon, she completed her MFA in poetry at Brooklyn College while in medical school in San Francisco and subsequent internal medicine residency in New York City. Her poetry and prose are published internationally. Writing has appeared in Tupelo Quarterly, the Dusie Blog, Eleven Eleven, Der Grief, Pharos, The Drunken Boat, and others. Her first chapbook, Your Lapidarium Feels Wrought, was published in March 2016 (Ugly Duckling Presse). Her second chapbook, Letters We're Allowed, was published in Spring 2019 (above/ground press). Jennifer recently returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo where she worked as an HIV/TB specialist with Doctors without Borders. She lives in San Francisco.