Rebeca C. Rivera is a native New Yorker. She graduated in 2008 with a B.A. in Creative Writing from Hunter College and in 2014 with an M.A. in Literature from Brooklyn College. Her first chapbook, City Doodles, was published in 2011. She was lead editor and contributing writer at New York Minute Magazine and a freelance journalist for The Bronx Times. She is currently teaching English Composition in upstate New York and is pursing her doctoral degree at Drew University.