Shaina studied poetry at Fresno State under Tim Skeen and holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago. Her work has previously appeared in ASSISI, The Bat Shat, and others. It is forthcoming in Border Crossing, Boston Accent, Crab Fat Review, and others. She is currently working on her first manuscript, Broken Sounds. When she isn't writing, you'll find her traipsing about the Central Coast of California.