Photograph by Sasha Hill

I am a twenty-something-year-old writer based in California. At the moment, I’m interested in magical realism, cross-disciplinary literary journals, and questions around cultural identity. When I’m not writing, you can find me voraciously seeking out new books, films, and television shows. I understand myself best when in unfamiliar places, so I travel when I can, and I move around a lot — like, “four states in six years” a lot.

In 2017, I graduated summa cum laude from the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, with a degree in creative writing in the poetry and nonfiction tracks. As part of my senior thesis, I published my first writing collection, titled In The Nucleus. Right now, I am aggressively pursuing my Goodreads reading challenge goal and am always bemoaning the fact that movie scripts and book manuscripts don’t count even a little bit.

As of spring 2019, I am pursuing a masters of fine arts in creative writing at the California Institute of the Arts in the greater Los Angeles area. My current projects include a personal memoir about the intersections of sexuality and Catholicism, several fantasy short stories, and a collaborative series of art and writing around the words “latinx,” “gringo,”  and “mestizo.”

My long-term goals are two-fold, encompassing a vision for my own art and writing as well as a desire to work in the publishing industry and support other writers. Any job that involves reading manuscripts would be a dream come true, and if that job were with a company that prizes diversity in its literature, even better.