Alisa Damaso is a graphic designer and illustrator with a writing degree. She is the proud daughter of Pilipino immigrants and believes that art has the power to create positive social change. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley in LA County, Alisa is the founder of VLY GRL, which strives to smash the valley girl stereotype one rad accessory at a time. Damaso is the author of the literary zine What's Coming and is a vocalist in the band Vincent Gargiulo National Park. She is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area.