Jessica Cole is a writer/owner at Bloomsday and has been musing about place and identity for as long as she can remember. After graduating from Boston University with a degree in International Relations/French, she attended the University of California at Davis, where she took classes in the Nature and Culture program and received her M.A. in English. An article about Oak Ridge National Labs led her to University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she wrote a novel for her doctoral dissertation (A Unified Theory of Love) that re-imagines a chapter of scientific history. Jessica has published articles, book chapters, short fiction, and Pushcart-nominated poems. She has taught writing at the college level in several cities, including as a writer-in-residence and a visiting professor at the University of Graz, Austria. She has taught in several of the ProArts colleges in Boston and playground-hops with her wonderful six-year-old son.