Hi, I'm Cynthia, a Peruvian writer, journalist, and editor, covering the outdoors, gender, and culture. My reported articles and essays have been published in Write or Die, Yes! Magazine, HipLatina, Slay Away, Broad Street Review, and elsewhere. I also write short stories and poems that explore gender, solitude in nature, and creepy horror. As of late, I’m obsessed with fem-horror and humor. Sometimes I dress up as different characters, and perform improv, or stand up when I'm feeling it.
My writing journey began in Queens, NY, working as a reporter covering community news, green living, gentrification, and other beats. I have a BA in Journalism & Creative Writing from Baruch College (CUNY). I've lived and worked in polar opposite cities learning how humans are shaped by their social, historical, and ecological landscape. 
I've participated in local workshops focused on expanding underrepresented narratives in fiction, CNF, and poetry from Women, BIPOC and LGTBQ+ writers. Through these workshops, I provided written feedback, developmental edits, and learned craft methods. I've been a featured short story and poetry reader at The Inner Loop, MoCo Underground, and Vocales Verticales Press, and read my poems at The Writer’s Center, BloomsBar, among others.
I'm an ESOL teacher in Maryland.
During off hours, I spy on birds, ice skate, run, and dance kind of funky. 
Workshop | Residency 
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