Mariana Sierra » Biography


Mariana Sierra was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Her history as an educator varies across a wide range of subjects and levels, from elementary school art, to middle school ESL, to college composition. For the 2020-2021 school year she is teaching AP English Language and AP English Literature.
Mariana earned a B.A. in education from the University of Puerto Rico, an M.A. in English from Monmouth University, and an M.F.A. in English from Virginia Tech, where she also taught first-year composition and introduction to creative writing. Her work has appeared in The Acentos Review, Feminist Studies, WomenArts Quarterly, and elsewhere. Her most recent publication is included in the Everyman's Library anthology Border Lines: Poems of Migration.
She loves dogs, graphic novels and any food that lists "wheat" and "sugar" among the first ingredients.

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