Koa Beck’s reporting has appeared in MarieClaire.com, Vogue, The Atlantic, Alternet, The New York Observer, The Guardian, Esquire, among others. Her short stories have been published in Slice, Kalyani Magazine, Apogee Journal, Nat.Brut, and The Ink and Code. She is the winner of the 2009 Ardella Mills Prize for Fiction and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. A graduate of Mills College, she lives in Brooklyn, NY and serves on the board of directors of Nat.Brut. She is the former executive editor of Vogue.com and the former senior features editor at MarieClaire.com.