Dorothy Albertini teaches for Bard’s Learning Commons and works as an assistant Dean of Studies in the Center for Student Life & Advising at Bard. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Arts Colony, Ucross Foundation, and the Blue Mountain Center. Her work appears in Fence, Aufgabe, Drunken Boat, The Brooklyn Rail, and NANO Fiction, where she was the winner of the first annual NANO fiction contest. For many years, she was the Associate for College Preparatory & Volunteer Programs and Green Haven Campus Coordinator at the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). During her time with BPI, Albertini developed and taught a college preparatory writing and reading course, utilizing Institute practices as the foundation for addressing students’ transitions from varied educational backgrounds. She received her B.A. from Bard College and MFA from Bard’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.