Fiction Students

Korey Bell


Korey is from Rochester, New York. He enjoys literature, theology, and music. Last year his favorite album was Kendrick Lamar’s Damn.

Mason Boyles


Mason Boyles just drove across the country with his dad. They stopped at Subway six times. They nearly saw the Hoover Dam. In Las Vegas they checked into the Bellagio, split a carton of hardboiled eggs, and went to bed by nine o’clock. That’s the kind of people they are.

Miguel Cid


Miguel A. X. Cid was born and raised in Sacramento and San Diego, California. He is the son of the late artist Armando Cid and social, political and cultural activist Josie Talamantez. He has a brother and two sisters. He writes fiction as well as other genres of literature, including poetry, and creates art through various mediums.

Katherine Damm


Katherine used to live on the East Coast, but now here she is. She grew up in Philadelphia, studied Literature at Harvard, and spent a few years in New York after that. She likes dogs, people, and very smooth music, more or less in that order.

Leandro Fefer


Leandro Fefer is from Seattle, Washington. He is highly skeptical of golf and Burning Man. Leandro enjoys rock climbing, Rap Music, and New York Times podcasts. His background is in journalism, addiction, and bar tending and he holds a BA in communications from Whittier college.  Leandro loves you, and hopes you find fulfillment in life.

Jack Foraker


Jack Foraker is from Davis, California.

Jonathan Gelernter


6'5" Swipe left if you voted Trump.

Ross Green

Ross Green comes from North Carolina, and a monumentally loving and supportive nuclear family. He is mostly just happy to be here.

Anna Hogeland


Anna grew up in the Berkshires in Massachusetts. She studied history at Bates College and received a Master of Social Work from Smith College. Before coming to UCI, she was a psychotherapist.

Rebecca Sacks


Rebecca moved to Irvine from Israel. She received a BA from Dartmouth College and an MA from Tel Aviv University. Between degrees she worked at a magazine in New York.

Dillon Sefic


Dillon Sefic is from Southern California and has degrees from UC Irvine and the University of Oxford. He likes to avoid sunlight and consume absurd amounts of tea.