J.D. Crawford (1991-present) was born in Neenah, Wisconsin and currently resides in Aurora, Colorado. She spent her younger years with her grandmother and her teen years in foster care, emancipating out. She was not only one of few foster youth in the county to graduate high school, but was also a first generation of her family. She is currently a student at a local community college for Creative Writing. Her goal is to obtain a Master's degree in English and become a professor, teaching lower-level English to help bring up to college-level reading and writing.