Rose Arrieta, who is Native American and Chicana, was born and raised in Los Angeles where she was deeply influenced by Cesar Chavez, the farm workers movement and social justice movements taking place across the country. She has worked in both broadcast and print in Los Angeles and San Francisco. She has been awarded several grants including the Independent Press Association’s George Washington Williams Fellowship and New America Media’s The California Wellness Environmental Health project. She loves creative writing and has been a writer-in-residence at Hedgebook Retreat for Women Writers.