IMG_1854Feliz Moreno was born and raised in Northern California and comes from a family of Mexican-American farm workers. She earned her undergraduate degree in English with a minor in Ethnic Studies at Santa Clara University. Post graduation she worked in the marketing and advertising industries for The Sacramento Bee and Mother Jones magazine before returning to the bay area (and the Jesuits) to pursue her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of San Francisco. She is working on a book about a young, Mexican-American woman who became the first felon of Orange County in 1889 after protesting the railroad company. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Sun, The Acentos Review, Longreads, Apogee, Vestal Review, and Watermelanin Magazine. She is also the managing editor for the new VIDA Review. She lives in Oakland and is a library associate in Solano County.