Virginia Laurie is a Creative Writing M.F.A. Candidate and Teaching Assistant at University of North Carolina Wilmington. She earned her B.A. in English with minors in Studio Art and Middle East & South Asia Studies from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. During undergraduate, Virginia was awarded a Fulbright grant. She received the John M. Evans English Scholarship and won the Sidney M.B. Coulling Prize for Best Senior Work in English.