Dr. Amy Shimshon-Santo is a writer, educator, and urbanist who believes the arts and culture are powerful tools for personal and social transformation. Her interdisciplinary work connects the arts, education, and urban planning. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in creative non-fiction (2017), Best of the Net in poetry (2018), and has been recognized on the National Honor Roll for Service Learning. Her book of poems, Even the Milky Way is Undocumented, is forthcoming on Unsolicited Press in 2020. Her work has been published by SAGE Publications, UC Press, SUNY Press, Public!: A Journal of Imagining America, Teaching Artist Journal, Tiferet Journal, Critical Planning Journal, Entropy, Yes Poetry, Zócalo Public Square, and Lady Liberty Lit, among others. She holds a PhD and MA in Urban Planning (UCLA), an MFA in Creative Writing (Antioch), and a BA in Latin American Studies (UCSC). Amy lives in Los Angeles near her phenomenal grown children who are artists in their own right.

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Curriculum Vitae ShimshonSanto_CV_2019

Long Biography: Shimshon-Santo_Bio