Maywood, NJ – Gessy grew up in New York City and New Jersey. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2010. She’s taught fiction in the New York City public school system and at Columbia University Medical Center. Her fiction and poetry has appeared in Thrice Fiction, Bartleby Snopes, Camroc Press Review, Black Heart Magazine, Connotation Press, Pank and other publications. She is currently working on her first novel.