Melissa Lozada-Oliva, is the child of Guatemalan and Colombian immigrants. She co-hosts the podcast Say More and holds an MFA from NYU in poetry. Her writing has been featured in Remezcla, PAPER, The Guardian, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4, Wirecutter, Vulture, Bustle, Glamour, The Huffington Post, Muzzle Magazine, The Poetry Project, Audible, and BBC Mundo. She is from Massachusetts and lives in New York City.