Rebecca Nichloson is a prolific creative writer, singer/songerwriter and performer with a passion for Diversity and Inclusion, Communications Strategy and Infrastructure, and correlations between artistic practice, intercommunity discourse, and civic technology. She is the author of numerous plays, including Mara, Queen of the World (an acapella musical), The Wild, Bold Enlightenment of Velvet the Mistress, Cooking With Keisha (or Anatomy of Pie), and Jill, Jack & the Martian Lady; a play she created for a children’s educational workshop at the Minnesota Opera, as well as Dear America, Beat Your Heart Defiantley, Naked and Open with Love. Her fiction, poetry, and performance works include Black Aurora, Blood as Sea Water, Children of the First Hummingbird, Intelligence, and Zar-Baby, among others. She holds a M.F.A. in Playwriting (Multiplatform Writing) from Columbia University, an M.A. in English Literature, and a B.A. in Liberal Arts/Business Administration. She also studied publishing at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.