Kristina Helena Reardon is a writer, translator, college instructor, and freelance journalist. She earned her Ph.D. in comparative literary and cultural studies from the University of Connecticut in 2019 and her M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of New Hampshire in 2010. She held a Fulbright scholarship for translation in Slovenia in 2010–2011 and during that time co-translated several short stories written by women that have since been published in World Literature Today, Words Without Borders, Slovene Studies, and other American journals and magazines. A part of her doctoral dissertation, which focused on humor during the First World War era, was awarded the Rado L. Lencek Graduate Student Prize from the Society for Slovene Studies in 2018. Her own fiction has been published in several magazines, including The Adirondack Review, and since 2015 she has worked as associate director of the Center for Writing at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.