Todd Summar is an MFA candidate in Fiction Writing at Columbia College Chicago, and works as assistant to the Director of Graduate Programs for the Department of Creative Writing. He is a graduate student assistant for Story Week, and serves as managing editor of the Story Week program booklet. He writes novels, short stories, and screenplays. Prior to studying at Columbia, he worked in marketing and PR for over ten years. He earned a BA in communication at Loyola University Chicago.