Jireh Deng (she/they) is a queer Asian American poet and journalist born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley. Their work appears in AAWW’s The Margins, the podcast VS, L.A. Taco, the Human Rights Campaign, TaiwaneseAmerican.org and more. They are a student at CSU Long Beach and the student advisory board representative for the Asian American Journalist Association’s Los Angeles Chapter. In summer 2021 they interned at the L.A. Times and is currently interning at NPR. When they aren’t writing, you can probably find them cooking noodles or fried rice for loved ones.