Saffron (yeah, just like the spice!) graduated in 2023 with a B.A. in English from Oberlin College in Ohio, where she was also editor-in-chief of the alternative student newspaper and a senior editor of a campus literary magazine. Before that, she grew up in a small, hurricane-alley town just south of Houston, Texas. Needless to say, she’s no Boston native but she’s eager to spend time in Dorchester this year at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School Writers’ Room. A deep believer in the transformative power of the written word, Saffron is a voracious reader and writer of fiction, non-fiction, and everything in between. She especially loves anything weird, experimental, or boundary-breaking. When she’s not being an overgrown Matilda, you can find Saffron oil painting on her bedroom floor, play-fighting with her cat, or seeking out live music.