Yasmín Ramírez is a 2021 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Author Fellow, as well as a 2020 recipient of the Woody and Gayle Hunt-Aspen Institute Fellowship Award. Her fiction and creative nonfiction works have appeared in Cream City Review and Huizache, among others. She is an assistant professor of English, creative writing, and Chicanx literature at El Paso Community College. She stays active in the Borderplex arts community and serves on the advisory board of BorderSenses, a literary nonprofit. ¡Ándale, Prieta! is her first book.