Bio: Eileen Sepulveda’s love for writing began when she was a teenager. Later, as a single mother of two boys, Isaiah and Isaac, and working full time, she chose to go back to school, and enrolled in Lehman College. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree as an English Honors student specializing in Creative Writing. She will be the first in her family to receive such an honor. She became was a contributor to the school newspaper, Meridian, writing articles that focused on the struggles and concerns of Lehman students and the larger Bronx community, including unfair policing, prison labor, and gentrification. In 2017, she became the Meridian’s Editor-in-Chief. Starting in Fall 2018, she will be pursuing a Master’s degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. In her spare time, Eileen writes poetry and short stories, and will continue work on a novel in progress.