Congratulations to Cherisse Nadal, a second year fiction student, who was named a 2013 Manuel G. Flores Prize VONA/Voices Fellow!
Cherisse was born and raised in the pocket of Southern California known as the San Gabriel Valley. She earned her baccalaureate degrees in English and music from the University of California at Riverside and her master’s degree in Rhetoric and Composition from the California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. She returns to the University of California at Riverside to complete her MFA. She has written as a freelance contributor for publications distributed by DC Asian Pacific American Film, Inc. She currently is the Assistant Editor at Kaya Press. She can often be found singing behind her steering wheel on any number of L.A. freeways.