Shelby Carr pursued her undergrad at Penn State University, where she majored in English and minored in Women’s Studies. Her academic interests include 19th century American literature (Poe, Hawthorne, and Brockden Brown), contemporary women writers, and the short story. She is a member of the Poe Studies Association. Shelby intends to pursue her Ph.D. in English after completing her M.A. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, hiking, and hanging out with her dog and loved ones.