I am a scholar, educator, and poet currently pursuing a PhD in Comparative Literature.
My research focuses on Caribbean literature and visual culture, with a special emphasis on Cuba and its diaspora. My interests also include Latin American and Latinx literature, postcolonial and decolonial theory, feminist and queer theory, spatial literary theory, psychoanalysis, and trauma and memory studies. I received an M.A. in Visual & Critical Studies and an M.F.A. in Writing from California College of the Arts, and I received my B.A. in Literature and Spanish from New College of Florida.
I am also a certified copyeditor and have served on the staff of Eleven Eleven Journal of Literature and Art. I have experience in nonprofit communications and development from my time with Voice of Witness, an organization that advances human rights by amplifying the voices of people impacted by injustice. I also worked for several years as a college writing tutor and writing center administrator.