Alex Juffer received his B.A. in English at Macalester College in 2009, and then headed south for an MFA in creative writing at Southern Illinois University, which he just completed. As a graduate student, he taught composition classes every semester, as well as being granted the chance to teach intro to creative writing. He also taught multiple creative writing craft classes at the Summer Writers' Workshop for high school students in Carbondale and writing lessons to teens at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Chicago. He is currently shopping a zombie young adult novel (his thesis) and looking to bolster his story portfolio.