I'm a Seattle-based playwright, fiction writer and dramaturge born and raised in Argentina. I initially traveled to the U.S. on a Fulbright to pursue my graduate studies. I hold an MA in English and a PhD in Spanish, both from Rutgers University. My creative nonfiction and short stories have appeared in Into The Void, The Normal School, The Fabulist Words & Artand Hawaii Pacific Review. My stories were twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
An alumna of the 2020 Tin House Summer Workshop, I'm currently in the market to sell my first English novel, If Only Love. I'm working on a collection of nonfiction pieces interweaving the political and the intimate, for which I initially received a grant from Artist Trust.
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). 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 in 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.
I live outside of Seattle with my husband, our three boys, and a sweet Rhodesian Ridgeback named Daisy.