Geraldine Elizabeth Inoa is the assistant at PEN America in Los Angeles. She grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. Prior to joining PEN, Geraldine worked as a professional writer in theater and television, as well as a grant writer at an arts education nonprofit in New York City. As a playwright, her plays have been shown at the Flea Theater, the Matrix Theater, and the Victory Gardens Theater, and her work was lauded in the New York Times article “12 Streamable Plays That Depict Black Lives Pierced by Racism” as “compelling [and] genre-straddling.” Her play SCRAPS is soon to be published by Dramatists Play Service. She holds a B.A. in Dramatic Writing & Psychoanalysis from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.