ALISHA ESCOBEDO was raised near Ft. Riley, KS, and spent two years in Long Beach, CA, before moving to San Antonio. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in English from Columbia College in 2017 and went on to receive an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) in 2020.
While in Kansas, Alisha worked in the administrative office for a small construction company, where she was introduced to the process of doing business with the federal government on a minor scale. After moving to California, she took on the role of marketing coordinator, using her writing skills to contribute to the business development of a small landscape company. Here, she was the sole proposal writer for the company, managing the process for City and County RFPs, as well as private agencies.
Alisha also interned with AULA’s student-run literary magazine, Lunch Ticket, advancing from an assistant copy editor to a senior copy editor within three issues. She currently volunteers as the poetry editor for Emerge Literary Journal and freelances as a social media assistant to an emerging author.
She is in the process of obtaining her APMP Foundation certification.
- Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing – Antioch University Los Angeles
- Bachelor of Science, English – Columbia College