Brigette Brown is a writer, editor, and research development professional. She was born in raised in Santa Ana, but fell in love with Long Beach when she was studying at Cal State Long Beach and has lived in the city off-and-on ever since. She received her BA in studio art and graphic design from California State University, Long Beach and an MFA in Design Criticism from the School of Visual Arts. Though she spends a lot more time editing books, manuscripts, and grant proposals than she does writing these days, Brigette enjoys writing about the junction of race, class, urbanism, and design. You can find her published work in Surface, Disegno, The Los Angeles Review of Books, UnBeige, Architizer, and Taking the Lane.