Ana Puente Flores graduated from the City College of New York, where she was a Skadden, Arps Legal Honors Program Fellow, and a Beyond Identity scholar-activist. For four years, she has been involved in the migrant justice movement, both in the courts and in academia. In the summer of 2018, during the beginning of the family separation policy, she was a legal intern at the Dilley Pro Bono Project. During her internship, she prepared detained families seeking asylum for their credible fear interviews. She is currently facilitating a creative writing workshop, with the author Valeria Luiselli, in a detention center for migrant minors.
Valeria Luiselli is the author of the award-winning novels The Story of My Teeth (2015), Faces in the Crowd (2013), and the books of essays Sidewalks (2013) and Tell Me How It Ends (2017), which was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism—all published by Coffee House Press. Her second novel, Lost Children Archive (Knopf), was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and shortlisted for the Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Prize.