Fyza Parviz originally hails from Peshawar Pakistan and has been living in the Bay Area for 16 years. She is currently a graduate student in Liberal Arts at Stanford. She previously worked as a Software Engineer at Apple. She is thrilled to work on Lacuna and develop an engaging online social platform for readers. She is also an aspiring writer and has read her work at various festivals and venues around the Bay Area. Her short stories, essays, and reviews have been published in PaperCuts Magazine and LitSeen.
Ellis Schriefer is a third year PhD candidate in ILAC at Stanford University. She studies contemporary Spanish social movements, urban activism, and community-established public spaces (espacios autogestionados), with an emphasis on understanding how diverse communities establish a sense of collective identity through their social practices and cultural production.
Ellis holds a BA in Spanish from the University of Otago (New Zealand), and an MA in Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literature from New York University.