Kiana González-Cedeño is a native of Ponce, Puerto Rico, and moved to Central Florida in 2006. In 2013 she moved to Jacksonville, FL to pursue her degree at the University of North Florida, here she finished her B.A. in Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture.She served as president of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. As an undergraduate, she won ?El Premio Promesa?, a scholarship awarded by the Department of Languages and Culture for academic excellence. She also minored in American Sign Language. In graduate school, her areas of interest are Caribbean Literature and identity theory. She is a first year graduate student at MSU.