is a poet, culture writer, researcher, editor, and academic from the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her BA from Stanford, graduating with honors in English Literature and a minor in Feminist and Queer Studies. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Virginia, where she held a Poe-Faulkner Fellowship. Jocelyn has worked as a freelance copywriter for online-shopping platforms and as a historical and cultural researcher for publications and podcasts. She spent two years as a staff researcher for the magazine mental_floss. Beginning in the fall of 2018, she will be a doctoral student in the English Department at Harvard University, focusing on 20th- and 21st-century literature,
textual studies, and gender and sexuality.
Her poetry has appeared in PANK, Apogee, BOAAT, Southern Indiana Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, and other journals. One time two million people read a satirical blog post she wrote about how leggings are not pants. She now sometimes wears leggings as pants; life is full of unexpected turns.