Andi Murphy (Navajo) is from Crownpoint, N.M., a small town on the Navajo Nation reservation. She has been a writer since she learned how to use a pencil. She evolved into a journalist, from a creative writer, during her first year in college when she joined the American Indian Journalism Institute and the Native American Journalists Association. Through AIJI, she has held internships in Farmington, Montana and North Dakota. She is a graduate of New Mexico State University and most recently worked as a features writer for the Las Cruces Sun-News.