LORENZA MUñOZ was born in Mexico City and moved to California with her family when she was six years old. She grew up in Orange County and then attended U.C. Berkeley where she majored in political science. Shortly after graduating, she joined the Los Angeles Times and wrote more than 1,200 stories on entertainment, politics, crime, government and business over a 14-year career. She recently completed her first novel, The Weight of Flight, a multi-generational story about three women set in Mexico, the United States and Africa. She has been a contributer to the Los Angeles Times Opinion section and other publications and websites such as the Daily Beast, Zocalo Public Square and Smithsonian Magazine. Lorenza has been featured on numerous television and radio appearances including NPR, CNN and local stations and she has been quoted in the New York Times. She has also been an adjunct professor of journalism at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication.