Pearlyne Coriz is a native New Mexican from Santo Domingo Pueblo. She is a huge horror movie buff but is not seeking a degree in cinematic arts. She is currently a senior at IAIA. Her major is creative writing with an emphasis in fiction. She gets her inspiration from her family and friends as well as authors like V.C. Andrews, Stephen King, and Anne Rice. She has published two stories in the 2017 IAIA Student anthology, one fiction piece entitled “Shape Shifter” and the other a nonfiction piece entitled “I Want You to Want Me.” After graduation, she plans on moving to Seattle, Washington, but still does not know exactly how she wants to use her bachelor’s degree.