Rena Kizilisik is a current PhD student who is an avid writer of poetry. Her professional career has primarily been in the area of grants and fundraising for community outreach as well as women's advocate. Her primary area of interest is the lived experience of Muslim women. Her poems have won prizes in " What Oft Was Thought" and " Pan Ku." She is also an editor who has worked editing manuscripts and creating publications since 1992. Her joy is in service to others and sharing her poetry to those who may experience a connection with the emotions she expresses. Her style in unformed, free, and often abstract. However, there is a message or experience behind each that she would like to share with you.