Pond graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Hendrix College in 2012. In
2013, she taught in South Africa for 9 months as part of a Fulbright English
Teaching Assistantship Grant. Pond is currently completing her coursework at
the University of British Columbia’s Creative Writing MFA program. Her debut
novel, Podium Finish, was released by Astraea Press in November 2013.
When she’s not writing, Pond enjoys martial arts (she’s a 1st degree black belt) and
serving as a volunteer coach for her brother’s special needs baseball team.