Rajpreet Heir is an Indian from Indiana. She received her B.A. in English Writing from DePauw University and her M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction from George Mason University. Upon graduating in 2016, she moved to New York City and worked first for Getty Images and then TED Conferences. Her 2017 New York Times 360 video essay about racism she experienced on the subway went viral. Rajpreet has published nonfiction in both commercial and literary venues including The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Teen Vogue, Brevity, The Normal School, three anthologies and others. Many of these essays are part of a book-in-progress entitled Indian in Indiana. An assistant professor of creative nonfiction at Ithaca College, she now lives in Ithaca, New York.