Alejandro Lucero is a 23-year-old creative writing student at Arapahoe Community College where he also works as a tutor at the Writing Center. He expects to graduate in December 2017 with an Associates of Arts. After, he hopes to further his education in English and Creative Writing at Adams State University. He was the recipient of the Writers Studio Literary Contest Scholarship at Arapahoe Community College for the year 2015. His poem “Breathing Karen” and creative nonfiction essay “Lessons from the Woodpile” can be seen in the 2016 Progenitor Art & Literary Journal which is a literary magazine produced by Arapahoe Community College students. He has been living in Littleton, Colorado, for the past six years and has been at ACC for the past two. He was originally born in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and raised in the beautiful mountainous area a few miles out of town. The rural landscape of his childhood home is one of the biggest inspirations for imagery and symbolism in his writing. Alejandro gets his Polish, Norwegian, and Irish ancestry from his late mother, and his Native American and Latino ancestry from his late father. He truly believes in the beauty of interracial relationships as he, unashamedly, thinks very highly of his own appearance.