Claire Jimenez is a Puerto Rican writer who grew up in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York. She is the author of the short story collection "Staten Island Stories" (Johns Hopkins Press, December 2019). Jimenez is a PhD student in English with a concentration in ethnic studies and digital humanities at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She received her MFA from Vanderbilt University. Recently, she was a research fellow at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College. Currently, she is an assistant fiction editor at Prairie Schooner. Her fiction, essays and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Afro-Hispanic Review, PANK, el roommate, District Lit, The Toast and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications.