Rose Hansen believes local storytelling still matters. She’s interested in rural life and rural people. Her work regularly appears in Missouri Life, Feast, The New Territory and more. She holds a BS in forest resources from Oregon State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota. She is the recipient of the Jon R. Tuttle Journalism and Production Diversity Internship and an O’Rourke Travel Fellowship. In 2018, she received IRMA’s first place gold award for “The Long Goodbye” in the Art & Culture Features category. She divides her time between western Arizona and the Missouri Ozarks, where she is also writing a novel.