Meet Gloria Montez. Now transitioning her name from Gloria Hernandez after marrying her best friend Chris this past December, she was born and raised in Southern California before coming to Fresno for college. Gloria earned her B.A. in English from Fresno State with a certificate in creative writing. She is an MFA poetry candidate, and she has served as an editorial assistant for the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest. She now resides in Merced and plans to next obtain a Masters in Library and Informational Sciences degree in order to fulfill her dream of becoming a librarian.
Gloria defends her thesis manuscript on March 24. (Facebook invite)