Victoria Houser is a PhD student at Clemson University, where she researches the connections between language and mass violence. She grew up in Eagle River, Alaska—a place that taught her to seek the beauty and freedom of Christ in every season of life. As she pursues these areas of faith and education she has lived in Mozambique, New York, and Washington. Victoria also teaches First-Year Writing at Clemson and has spent two summers in China teaching English at a University in Suzhou. In addition to writing and teaching, she has found playing the piano, running, and drinking coffee to be significant contributions to her spiritual and academic pursuits.