Nicole Ravas is an executive assistant and adjunct instructor at Carlow University, where she received her MFA in Creative Writing with a fiction concentration in December 2020. Nicole Ravas has a BA in English from Marymount University and an MA in Interdisciplinary Education from Santa Clara University. She earned an Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award in May 2020. Prior to working at Carlow, she was a K-12 English teacher for 13 years. Throughout her over 20 years of teaching experience, it has been her passion to work with students to help bring out their voice in creative writing and hone their research writing and media literacy skills. She is a Madwomen in the Attic student and mentor. She won The Ekphrastic Review’s first Flash in a Flash contest in March 2021 and was a runner-up in the Loud Coffee Press 2021 Summer Micro-Fiction Contest. Her work was published in Volume XXVII of Voices from the Attic. She is a fiction reader for the Northern Appalachia Review and a freelance editor.

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