Denise Florez works as a features writer and web producer for the Los Angeles Times. She helps provide digital content for features sections and has written for Travel, Books, Image, music, Hero Complex and Hoy Los Angeles. Florez previously worked at La Prensa, Al Borde and managed Latin ska punk website Fixcat.net. Mexico City is her hometown and the University of Southern California is her alma mater. She is married and has a daughter.