I'm a Seattle-based playwright, fiction writer and dramaturg born and raised in Argentina. I initially traveled to the U.S. on a Fulbright to pursue my graduate studies, and the result of that move was an MA in English and a PhD in Spanish, both from Rutgers University. I'm the author of the book Islas imaginadas. La guerra de Malvinas en la literatura y el cine argentinos(Imaginary Islands: The Malvinas/Falklands War in Argentine Literature and Film, 2012) and the protagonist and co-scriptwriter of the 2012 award winning documentary film La forma exacta de las islas (The Exact Shape of the Islands). My articles on literature and culture have appeared in books (Greenwood, Salem, University of Pittsburgh Press), as well as in academic journals (Hispamérica, Kamchatka, Intertexts).
I recently finished writing a novel that's being reviewed for publication by Argentine editors. Currently, I'm working on my second novel, and on a collection of pieces on love and war for which I received a grant from Artist Trust. My creative nonfiction pieces and short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Into The Void, The Normal School and The Fabulist Words & Art. I received a Pushcart Prize nomination in 2018.
My teaching career spans two decades. I taught at Rutgers while I was completing my graduate work, and held professorships at Oregon State University and the National University of Rosario (Argentina). For a few years, I ran my own language school in Kitsap County, where I served students of all ages and abilities. I also worked at West Sound Academy, a preparatory school in the Seattle area, where I helped establish the Spanish International Baccalaureate program and restructure the language curriculum. While at WSA, I taught Documentary Film and Journalism, and coordinated the Creative, Active and Service components of the IB program.
As a freelance writer, I've produced articles on literature and language for companies such as ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, eNotes and FluentU. I've worked as a translator within academia and the film industry, and have years of experience in administration for nonprofits.
Depending on the mood of the day, my creative writing may manifest in Spanish or in English.