Ananda Lima has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and has taught language and linguistics at UCLA and Montclair State University. Her work has been published on The American Poetry Review and she is a Spring 2016 AWP Writer to Writer mentee.  She is currently working on a novel in stories set in Brasilia, the city where she grew up as the daughter of migrants from northeastern Brazil. She lives in Maplewood, NJ with her husband and son.