Ricco Villanueva Siasoco
Ricco Villanueva Siasoco is a writer, educator, and activist based in Los Angeles. His work has been published in AGNI, Joyland, Drunken Boat, and The North American Review. He has received fellowships from The Center for Fiction, Lambda Literary, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He received his MFA from Bennington College and has taught at Columbia University, Boston College, and the Massachusetts College of Art. Ricco is a board member of Kundiman, a national literary organization dedicated to Asian American literature. He is completing his EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University, where his research interests are anti-bias education, critical pedagogy, and indigenous literature. Currently, he is the Director of Equity & Inclusion at the Chadwick School in Palos Verdes.