Héctor Ramírez is the son of an immigrant father from Tijuana, México and a Mexican mother from Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. He is a Xicano writer and educator from Covina, California, currently living in Colorado. Héctor received his B.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University in 2012 and is an MFA candidate at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he is also the Assistant Director of the CU Boulder Upward Bound program. He serves on the Board of Directors at VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and his work has appeared in or is forthcoming from LIT, Apogee, Muzzle Magazine, The Café Irreal, Buffalo Almanack, American Book Review, The Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog, and elsewhere.