I’m a Mexican-American writer and photographer from Santa Monica, California. I hold an MFA in Fiction from Bennington Writing Seminars. A former Pen Emerging Voices Fellow ‘07, my work has appeared online and in print. My essay “Stray” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was a notable mention in Best American Essays 2014. My poetry has appeared in Laurel Review and Puerto Del Sol. Currently working on a collection of poems, a feature and tv pilots. I love stories, the human condition, astrophysics, and coffee.