By day, she is an editor for Gazette Newspapers in her hometown of Long Beach, California.
Her essays and reporting also have appeared in THE MORNING NEWS, THE MILLIONS, LA WEEKLY, FLAUNT, NEW YORK POST, and PASTE, and have been syndicated by PBS and NPR online.
Her short fiction has appeared in Santa Monica Review and on The Dictionary Project. She holds an MFA from the University of Arizona, where her fiction won the Foundation Award for Creative Writing.
She is at work on her first novel, which is set in the southeast Los Angeles suburb of Downey.