Alesha Claveria is a second year Ph.D. student and a 2014 Eugene Cota-Robles fellow. She currently holds an M.S. in Public Relations from Montana State University-Billings, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing-Fiction. She has spent over a decade as a murder mystery writer, recently moderating a mystery authors' panel at the Vegas Valley Book Festival and writing a Sherlock Holmes themed game for Barnes and Noble's "Get Pop-Cultured" promotion. She has also worked for the last nine years as operations manager for two Hollywood film festivals Mockfest (comedy) and Shockfest (horror).