Lauren Garcia is a Bay Area actor, storyteller, and part time nursing professor born to a viraginous Filipina woman and a green thumbed Mexican man. She is a part of Las Hociconxs, El Comalito Collective, and Granny Cart Gangstas. Recent work includes acting for Custom Made Theatre Co.’s staging of Good. Better. Best. Bested, casting and directing for presentations given locally, statewide (PeriAnesthsia Nurses Association of California, 2018 Annual Meeting and Fall Seminar and the SEIU Nurse Alliance of California – 2017 Legislative Conference), and nationally (2017 National Nursing Ethics Conference), production management for Youth Speak’s production of Brave New Voices 2018 at the University of Houston, visual art at El Comalito Collective’s Ser Muxer Exhibit, and leading workshops during Moments: Youth Arts Conference and Sam Mihara Day of Justice Workshop . Her chapbook is an international Elgin award nominee.