I'm a Bronx bred writer and perhaps the only Polerican you’ll ever encounter. (Boricua mom, Polish pops.) My fiction and forthcoming novel take place in the streets of New York City and aim to depict life through the eyes of youth coming of age in complex and often neglected environments. My work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, NPR, The Fader and Fusion, among other publications. I’m currently based in South Florida.