Zeyn Joukhadar is a Syrian American author, and a member of the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI). Originally from New York City, Zeyn was born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother. After earning his PhD in the Pathobiology Graduate Program at Brown University, he worked as a biomedical research scientist before switching careers to pursue writing full time. Zeyn's short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in THE KENYON REVIEW, THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, PANK MAGAZINE, GULF STREAM LITERARY MAGAZINE, THE NORMAL SCHOOL, and elsewhere. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net. He has also previously published work under the name Jennifer Zeynab Maccani.