- BA, The University Of West Florida
- MFA, University Of Tennessee-Knoxville
Previously holding a lecturer position at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where they received their MFA in Creative Writing, Gene Gazelka has been with North Hennepin since 2019. They recently presented on an MnWE Conference panel on "Including Diverse Readings in the Classroom" at St. Cloud State University. Receiving Honorable Mentions from the League of Minnesota Poets for the Trans and NonBinary Award and Keith Gann LGBTQ Award in 2022 and the John Rezmerski Memorial Manuscript Competition in 2023, their recent publications include poetry in Avalon Anthology: 2023, Rockvale Review: Issue Eleven, and a forthcoming chapbook Tender One.