Casandra Hernández Ríos received her MFA in Creative Writing, Fiction, from CSU Long Beach. She holds a BA in Creative Writing and Journalism from the same school. She is the Deputy Managing Editor of The Offing magazine, a channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books. Casandra was recognized as an emerging writer during 2015’s Literary Women’s Festival of Authors held in Long Beach. Her fiction appears in Verdad Magazine and her poetry in American Mustard. She teaches English at Golden West College and Journalism at East Los Angeles College.