Violeta is a college professor with a PhD in Literature. She was born in Mexico but came of age in the United States, so her love for pop culture does not recognize borders. Violeta is fascinated with examining the contradictions of the ideology of the American Dream in pop culture; and in her classroom, she is passionate about teaching texts that engage with social justice issues. As a writing teacher, she encourages her students to tell their own stories and is currently working at writing her own. Now that she is writing for LaineyGossip, she is happy that she can say that all that TV watching and celebrity blog reading she does is "for work."