Alexa Koch is an MFA candidate at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she runs The Watermark Journal. Her thesis project will culminate in a short novel of literary fiction that challenges the conventions of narrative and the thoughts that create the human psyche. She lives in Quincy, Massachusetts.

She plans to pursue a doctorate in English lit with special focus on plot, form, and the human condition and the female form in contemporary literary fiction. She is especially interested in narratology and reader response theory.