Olga Murillo hails from Compton, CA. Her city and community hold a special place in her stories and heart. She earned her MFA in Fiction from CSU Long Beach and her BA from UC Irvine. Her story “Tea in the Time of Trouble” was published in Issue #42 of RipRap Literary Journal. She led a poetry workshop for the Sims Library of Poetry in Los Angeles in March of 2021. She loves her cats, reading, baking, and watching baking videos. She hopes to change the ways of current MFA programs.