Veronica DeJesus was raised in Miami, Los Angeles, and Oakland, and on the road (primarily Hwy 10). Much of her work reflects on loss and how it plays out over time. DeJesus has had solo shows in New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and her work has been featured in publications around the world. She has a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from UC Berkeley. Recently, DeJesus had a solo exhibition at Berkeley Art Museum. It included 239 memorial drawings. A book titled People are a Light to Love features these drawings created between 2004 and 2016.