I’m a speculative fiction writer, curriculum designer, and PhD student living in the Northern California. My short stories have appeared in Drunken Boat, TAYO Literary Magazine, Lunch Ticket, The Copperfield Review, and others. I’ve also written several articles and essays for publications including Weird Sister, Teaching Tolerance, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. I was a Pushcart Prize nominee, VONA/Voices fellow, Mellon Public Scholar, Imagining America Creative Documentation Fellow, and finalist for the 2015 Hurston/Wright Founding Members Award for College Writers. I earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Mills College and taught English at Diablo Valley College. Currently, I’m working on a speculative fiction novel and a dissertation project in Cultural Studies at the University of California, Davis.