Alisha is a writer, the associate director of the Iowa Writers’ House, and an editor of the We the Interwoven series of bicultural anthologies. She grew up on a farm outside Fairfield, Iowa, home to both cornfields and the golden domes of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the transcendental meditation movement. The culture clash between groups led her to see difference as a catalyst for creativity and new ways of being, and that experience continues to inform her work as a writer and editor today. She lives in Iowa City, Iowa, where she is currently working on a short story cycle that explores community, belonging, and the fault lines in the stories we tell each other and ourselves. She is always on the brink of wanting to sell everything and move to Colombia/France/Laos/fill in the blank.