Veronica Chambers is the editor of Past Tense at The New York Times. She recently created the anthology “The Meaning of Michelle,” a collection by 16 writers celebrating the former first lady, and edited the upcoming “Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.” She is a prolific author, best known for her critically acclaimed memoir, Mama’s Girl. Her latest work is the collection Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote. Born in Panama and raised in Brooklyn, she writes often about her Afro-Latina heritage. She speaks, reads, and writes Spanish, but she is truly fluent in Spanglish. She is currently a JSK Knight fellow at Stanford University.