Avra Kouffman is a California-based writer and performer. Her features journalism appears in newspapers and magazines. She writes and edits for corporate clients and translation companies. She has a Ph.D. in English and an extensive teaching background that includes teaching stints in Europe and South America. Avra spent a decade as a performance poet in the UK and her native New York City. Her book, “Lush: Poems for Stage and Page,” features her spoken word poetry. In California, she enjoys background acting and has worked on the sets of Divergent, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and other popular shows. Her passions include music, nature photography and volunteerism. For more about Avra, please visit www.avrakouffman.com.