Celisa Calacal is a journalist from Los Angeles. She is currently working as a news intern with KCUR in Kansas City, and has previously interned for ThinkProgress and AlterNet. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Ithaca College, where she worked as an editor and reporter for her campus newspaper, The Ithacan. Her writing has appeared in ThinkProgress, AlterNet, and Salon. Follow Celisa on Twitter @celisa_mia.