Simmi Aujla is an Indian-American speculative fiction writer. She studied genre fiction at the VONA / Voices of Our Nation workshop in 2017, and is a 2018 fellow at the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, participating in a program that provides emerging writers with workspace and support in the publication process. Her current work-in-progress is a collection of short stories featuring female protagonists in a near-future Bay Area. Simmi is a Brown alum and former journalist, with experience at Politico, the Wall Street Journal, and the Associated Press. Keep up with her at www.simmiaujla.com.