Jacqueline Balderrama grew up in Redlands, California. Currently, she is an MFA candidate at Arizona State University and expects to complete her degree in 2016. Her most recent work has appeared in San Pedro River Review, Miramar, and The Missing Slate. Outside of teaching and reading submissions, she has received several Piper House Fellowships to travel to China, New York, and Southeast Asia. She spends her remaining time on adventures with her boyfriend, oil painting, and sharing space with her bird, Georgia O.