Angelina Coppola is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she received her B.A in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. She has previously worked as an Editorial and Marketing Assistant at Rare Bird Lit, an independent publishing company based in Downtown LA, and as a Creative Writing Instructor at 826LA and 826 Valencia. Her first published short story, Desert Mermaid, was recommended for publication by Joyce Carol Oates, her former professor. Her own writing has been covered in LA Magazine, The Washington Post, and CNET Australia, among others. She currently writes and teaches in Los Angeles.