Alexandra van de Kamp

Interim Executive Director

A native of the state of New York, Alexandra has been published in numerous journals nationwide including 32PoemsThe Cincinnati Review, River Styx, The Denver Quarterly, and The Connecticut Review. Her full-length collection of poems, The Park of Upside-Down Chairs, was published by CW Books in 2010, and her chapbook, Dear Jean Seberg (2011), won the Burnside Review Chapbook Contest, judged by Matthew Dickman. Her most recent chapbook is A Liquid Bird Inside the Night (Red Glass Books, 2015). Alexandra designs and teaches online intensive poetry workshops and is a teaching artist for The Rooster Moans Poetry Collective ( and she taught Writing and Rhetoric for eight years at Stony Brook University in New York. For six years she lived in Madrid, Spain, where she co-founded and edited the bilingual literary journal, Terra Incognita. Find her poetry and prose at

Courtney Justus

Programs Assistant

Courtney is a senior English major and Creative Writing minor at Trinity University. She began working at Gemini Ink as a conference intern last summer and now serves as the Programs Assistant. Her work has been published in Tipton Poetry Journal, The Trinity Review and The Rivard Report, among other publications. She hopes to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. You can follow her on Facebook at and Instagram at @courtneyelizabethjustus.

Florinda Brown

Writers In Communities Program Director

Florinda Flores-Brown is a writer and educator from Laredo, Texas now living in San Antonio. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and taught for eight years as both a bilingual elementary school teacher and college English instructor. Florinda writes plays and fiction while occasionally dabbling in poetry. Her favorite pastimes include trail running, reading, and camping with her husband, two boys, and three dogs.


Anisa Onofre

Marketing Director

Before moving to publications in 2013, Anisa directed the Writers in Communities (WIC) program for four years. During her time at Gemini Ink, she has published over sixty anthologies and books through WIC. She also co-runs Aztlan Libre Press, a small publishing house in San Antonio.

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Larissa Hernandez

Registrar and Office Manager

Larissa Hernandez is a writer born in Eagle Pass, Texas, raised in Arizona, and now living in San Antonio. She is currently a candidate in the combined MA-MFA program in Literature, Creative Writing, and Social Justice at Our Lady of the Lake University. She served as a staff editor for Eleven Rivers Review at Palo Alto College, and has displayed her written work at art exhibits around San Antonio. Larissa writes creative nonfiction and fiction that reflects her experiences as a borderlands transplant, a mother, and a devout fan of punk rock.