Born and raised in Connecticut, Eshani Surya is an award-winning writer and educator based in West Philly. She writes about food for Philly Weekly, and has a particular affinity for anything dumpling or dumpling-adjacent. Eshani also writes fiction and her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in publications such as The Rumpus DIAGRAM, Catapult, and more. She holds an MFA from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and is at work on her first novel. Her other endeavors include working on mobile app games and working as a Patient Leader/Health Advocate for those, like her, struggling with inflammatory bowel disease. Find her at http://eshani-surya.com.