Scarlet is an educator, writer, and licensed attorney. Raised just northwest of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, she studied psychology at UC San Diego, went on to law school at the University of San Francisco, earned a masters in professional writing from the University of Southern California, and completed an MFA in fiction writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Having lived across California, she also spent significant time in Mexico, the U.K., Washington D.C., and Israel. She has taught composition writing to international college students and pre-literacy to three-year-olds; she has advocated for clients going through divorce and negotiated on behalf of an insurance company; she has written an original screenplay, a collection of poetry, and a novel-in-stories. Currently Scarlet divides her time between substitute teaching in local secondary schools, contracting as a project attorney at law firms, and composing her next writing project. She also works with high school seniors editing and improving their college application essays. Her interests include hiking, yoga, concerts, and all animals (especially her cat). Scarlet looks forward to growing in respect, understanding, and friendship with this year’s cohort.