Marilyn Ramirez is a writer based in Pico Rivera, CA. She received her B.A. in Creative Writing and B.A. in Rhetoric and Composition from Cal State Long Beach. Her work emphasizes the Latinx experience, the intersectionality of Mexican Catholicism, the Spanish language, and both Mexican and Mexican American culture. Her stories have appeared in ¡Pa'lante! Marilyn currently works for mission-focused correctional technology companies who attempt to improve the lives of those affected by incarceration.