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Christine Anderson-Zavala is a writer, organizer, and educator from Salinas, California. She has worked as a teaching artist with WritersCorps, the Performing Arts Workshop, Educators for Fair Consideration, and UC Berkeley’s EAOP program. She also served as the Co-Deputy Director of Streetside Stories and as Program and Policy Management Consultant with the San Francisco Arts Commission. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and a recipient of the San Francisco Arts Commission’s 2008 and 2010 Cultural Equity Individual Artist grants. A recent Hedgebrook Writer-in-Residence, she holds degrees from U.C. Berkeley, where she studied and taught with June Jordan’s Poetry for the People, and Stanford University. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Education Department of UC Santa Cruz with designated emphases in Feminist Studies and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies.