I write this from land of the Eastern and Northern Pomo peoples of Lake County, Northern California. I am a writer, poet, and the Poet Laureate of Lake County 2020-2024, the first Mexican-American and youngest to serve in this role. I am also of Mojave descent. My work in poetry is very much of the self, of grief, of generational trauma, of longing, and of nature. I aim to bring diversity, inclusivity, and inspiration to my local literary community.