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 creative writing. For the 2021-2022 school year she is teaching AP English Literature and Composition, and serving as advisor to A.C.E. (Acceptance, Compassion, Empowerment).
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.

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