Aly is a Freelance Contributor at ZOE. She holds a B.A. in creative writing (with a minor in psychology) from the University of Southern California and an M.A. in publishing from University College London. She worked at fiction, poetry, cookbook, and academic publishers for over a decade before moving into full-time freelance writing and editing. Her favorite plants to eat are peaches, sweet potatoes, and any type of squash.