Dawn Pichón Barron (Choctaw/Mexican/Euro) is a writer & educator. MFA earned at Queens University of Charlotte, NC and is currently working on her dissertation (Ph.D. in Indigenous Development & Advancement). She is the Director of the Native Pathways Program and member of the Faculty at The Evergreen State College. Her work has appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, WA 129 anthology (Sage Press, 2017), Barrelhouse “ALPHA” blog, Pontoon, Of A Monstrous Child (Lost Horse Press, 2011), and her chapbook, “ESCAPE GIRL BLUES” (Finishing Line Press, 2018). She lives with her wingman and love spawns in the sometimes sunny Pacific NW.