Malia Mendez graduated with her B.A. in English in 2022. During her undergraduate years, she conducted interdisciplinary research in modernist literature, religious studies, and feminist and gender studies. She also wrote and edited for The Stanford Daily’s Arts & Life section, which cultivated her interest in entertainment journalism. Her work can be found in Spellbinder Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, and the Orange County Register. She is from Irvine, CA.