Rosita Nunes likes to start things. Switchback is a dream manifested thanks to a dynamic crew. Published in the San Francisco Chronicle (essay), Occam’s Razor (poetry), and Tattoo Highway (interview, poetry and short fiction), she completed her MFA in Writing at the University of San Francisco in 2004.
Alex Davis graduated from USF's MFA in Writing program in 2004. He prefers adversarial pastimes, like reading, writing, and programming.
Marian Stone is a native of the Bay Area and a member of USF's MFA in Writing class of 2004. She currently lives in Oakland, CA, which serves as the setting for her unpublished novel Your Basic Man. The locations where the guns and bodies are buried are real.
Stephanie Dodaro is a second year student in USF's MFA program. She is working on a book of non-fiction stories set in North Beach.
Chellis Ying received her BA at Kenyon College, continuing her studies at USF's MFA in Writing program. Chunks of her life went missing when she was infected with the traveling bug. Her work has appeared in Traveler’s Tales.
Marisela Orta is an amateur astronomer, geologist, historian, videographer, photographer, film connoisseur and tango dancer. Marisela is an avid fiction reader, but does not write it. Marisela is the Poet in Resident of El Teatro Jornalero! and is currently working on the completion of her first play. Marisela's poetry has appeared in Red River Review, Curbside Review, BorderSenses, Pomona Valley Review, and Traverse, and she has a forthcoming essay in 26 magazine.
Stephen Beachy (Content Advisor) is the author of two novels, The Whistling Song and Distortion. His novellas, Some Phantom and No Time Flat, will be published by Suspect Thoughts Press in 2006. He has been teaching at USF since 1999.
Chris Brooks (Computer Services Advisor) is Assistant Professor of Computer Science. He received his BA/JBA from the University of Wisconsin, his MS from San Francisco State University in 1997, and his PhD from the University of Michigan in 2002. His areas of interest include multiagent systems, information economics, electronic commerce, machine learning.