CLAUDIA RODRIGUEZ is a writer/performer from Compton, CA. She received her MFA in creative writing from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). Her work has appeared in Baby Remember My Name: An Anthology of New Queer Girl Writing (Caroll and Graf, 2006), Blithe House Quarterly (Fall 2005), Chicana/Latina Studies: the journal of MALCS (Fall 2004 Issue), Trepan, Tongues Magazine, The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Latino Arts Anthology, and Westwind: a Journal of Critical Studies out of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Claudia received an Emerging Lesbian Writer award from the Astraea Foundation in 2001. She has taught at Loyola Marymount University and UCLA and is a founding member of Butchlalis de Panochtitlan (BdP), a sketch-driven performance/ installation/video ensemble.