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Olivia Jean Hernández

Olivia Jean Hernández is a PhD candidate in English Literature and Language at the University of Washington. Hernández was born and raised in the Yakima Valley, though she has been living in Seattle since 2008. She is currently writing a dissertation on the uses of Chicanx narrative in the college writing classroom. As a predoctoral instructor in both Composition and Chicanx studies at UW, Hernández focuses on supporting students as they engage in critical assessment of popular culture and representation of marginalized identities.