Bio: Elizabeth Real, also known as Ellie, is a writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was born in Michoacan, Mexico but grew up in East Palo Alto, CA. Elizabeth has a BA in English from San Jose State University. When she's not writing, you’ll usually find her binge-watching a TV series, cooking, or talking to animals. Elizabeth has experience writing blog posts, news articles, creative personal stories, marketing copy, informative articles, and attending/writing about local events. She has written for websites, newspapers, and magazines. In 2017, a profile that Elizabeth wrote titled, "Ruben Abrica, East Palo Alto's First Latino Mayor," won 2nd Place in the Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards hosted by the San Francisco Press Club.