Alexis Marfil is a junior at UC Berkeley majoring in Comparative Literature. She is from Boyle Heights, California a small neighborhood just outside of Downtown LA. She has spent time teaching in Hawaii and working abroad in Costa Rica. Alexis loves to write poetry and writing articles about adversities one faces when living in an urban environment. She lives with her sister in Los Angeles and has a blue-nose pitbull named Azul. On her free time she enjoys writing, dancing poi, and roller skating with her friends.