Priya Krishna grew up in Dallas, Texas, and is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College, where she became adept at assembling meals from the a la carte items available at the dining hall and she wrote about it for her school newspaper. Priya contributed to the Small Kitchen College website and wrote a dining column for The Dartmouth. In 2012, she was an intern at the Food Network, where she wrote daily content for the Dish blog and other parts of the website. She works for Lucky Peach, a quarterly journal of food and writing. She lives in New York City.