Originally from Washington State, Al (pronouns: they/them) holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Gonzaga University, where they were a proud member of Gonzaga’s Honors Program. They recently earned their MFA from UNLV’s Creative Writing program, with a focus on poetry and creative nonfiction. During this time, they had the opportunity to work closely with first-year students as an instructor and tutor. They are passionate about the first-year experience and are committed to providing holistic guidance to ensure students meet their personal, academic, and career goals. In their free time, Al enjoys painting, writing surrealist stories, and playing with their two cats.