Sandra Ross is a second generation Trojan and native Angeleno who spends her time away from USC exploring bookshops, theaters, and art galleries from Venice to East LA. She is a fan of punk rock and an avid art collector, with a focus on contemporary Southern California artists. Sandra also collects pulp fiction novels from the 1950s, finding them insightful sociological documents of the time period, as well as examples of overwrought prose. An advocate for social justice and free speech, she draws inspiration from her students. She presented “The Rhetoric of Apology: Or I’m Sorry YOU Feel that Way” at the 2015 CCCC, “The Erasure of Memory in Los Angeles” at the 2016 PAMLA Conference, and “Race, Class, Gender, and Zombies” at the 2018 FWPCA Conference. In addition, she is writing a murder mystery set in Echo Park which focuses on a nefarious cult of vegan hipsters.