Olga García Echeverría was born and raised in East Los Angeles, California. She has a BA in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. For the past fifteen years, she has worked with a wide variety of students, teaching English, ESL, Composition, Literature, Creative Writing and Civics. Her first book, Falling Angels: Cuentos y Poemas, was published in 2008 by Calaca Press and Chibcha Press. She currently lives, teaches, writes and shape-shifts in Los Angeles.