Raising High & Waving Goodbye: Maryam Gilanshah is a Creative Writing/English graduate, specializing in fiction. Her work has been published in Paper Shell Review, Catfish Creek, & Zeniada. This semester, she produced “Fine Girl,” a collection of short stories centered around isolation, identity, & daughterhood for her thesis. Following her graduation, Maryam will study fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop summer session before pursuing a career in media writing and production! She is incredibly thankful for her family, classmates, and professors in providing her the immense support that has enabled her to grow as a writer and individual.