Los Angeles, CA
MFA in Creative Writing '09
"The MFA program taught me perseverance and the importance of building a literary community. Since graduating, I started a literary journal with alumni from the program. We have readings and we meet and we’re out in the world, supporting other writers... The low-residency program worked for my life, because I needed to work."
Antonia is a media and journalism writing teacher in an after-school program, a teaching assistant for College of the Desert, and a creative writing teacher for incarcerated teenage girls. Read Antonia’s essays in Salon. Antonia’s interests include running, hiking, and mentoring troubled young women.