Jaime Cortez is an artist, writer and cultural worker based in Oakland, CA. He was raised between Mexicali, Baja California and Watsonville, Alta California. His visual art has been exhibited at numerous venues including the Oakland Museum of California, Huntington Beach Center for the Arts and in San Francisco art spaces including Southern Exposure, The Lab, Intersection for the Arts and Galería de la Raza. Jaime attended the University of Pennsylvania and earned an MFA in visual arts at UC Berkeley. He has also performed at Theater Rhinoceros, Josie's Cabaret, the Cell, the SomArts Gallery, the Grasshopper Palace, the CoCo Club, Brava Theater, the Glaxa Theater and Club Axis in Los Angeles. Jaime's writing has been anthologized in numerous collections including Besame Mucho, 2sexE and Queer PAPI Porn. He has edited an anthology entitled Virgins, Guerrillas & Locas for Cleis Press (1999). He is the author of a graphic novel, Sexile (Los Angeles: 2004). Jaime has been a public high school teacher abroad (Japan), and an AIDS educator.