Stacy Parker Le Melle
is the author of the memoir Government Girl (Ecco/HarperCollins) and was the lead contributor to Voices from the Storm: The People of New Orleans on Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath (McSweeney’s). She also chronicles stories for The Katrina Experience: An Oral History Project. She has published nonfiction in in Callaloo, Apogee Journal, The Nervous Breakdown, Entropy, The Butter, Cura, The Atlas Review, and The Florida Review. She served as workshop director and communications director for the Afghan Women's Writing Project and as a writer/researcher for Columbia University’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs. She holds a BA from The George Washington University.