Leslie Santikian, MFA, is a published writer whose works has appeared in Switchback, Blue Lyra Review, the Santa Clara Review, and elsewhere. She has also had her one-act and short plays performed as part of
Santa Clara University's New Playwrights Festival. She has taught writing and literature
courses as a lecturer at Fresno State since August 2011. Leslie is a third-generation
Armenian and Greek American, born and raised in Fresno. She's an alumna of Clovis
West High School.