Jenise Aminoff (she/her/hers) has been writing things since she was 8 years old. She grew up in Albuquerque, NM and is half-Hispanic. An MIT alumna, she has worked as a technical writer, science writer, information designer, and web content writer at Boston-area technology companies and educational institutions since the mid-1990s. She is also a published author of adult science fiction short stories and, under the pen name Dianna Sanchez, middle grade fantasy novels. Raised Catholic with a smattering of Mormon, she has been a member of First Parish UU of Arlington since 2010, where she has taught RE to 2nd and 6th graders. An avid cook, she also enjoys gardening, board games, jewelry-making, and creating steampunk hats and accessories. She is married with two daughters and lives in Cambridge, MA.