Jaime Whitney is currently a fulltime PhD student at the University of California, Irvine. She received her BA from the University of Idaho in both English and German. She also lived in Germany for a year while attending the University of Bielefeld. When she is not studying German literature or doing freelance writing, she enjoys fiction writing, playing music, and painting. Her passion for writing began when her first piece was published in a poetry magazine in 2000.