Maya Kasowski, PhD, is the 2015 winner of the Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award for her short story, Three Months of Distraction.

Maya has a PhD in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and is currently a medical student at Yale University School of Medicine.



Ashley Pin-Yi Geo, Stanford University Class of 2015 in Human Biology, is the 2015 runner up for the Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award for her short story, Support.