A graduate of USC with a B.A. in comparative literature and cultural studies, Cecilia Martínez-Gil recently received a M.A in Spanish from UCLA and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in English and creative writing at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where she is also a teaching fellow. She has had work published in Voices: A Santa Monica Women’s College Publication, Anthology of Latin American Writers in Los Angeles, and Imaginarias: Antología de Poesía (Ediciones de la Crítica, Montevideo, Uruguay). She translated and adapted from Spanish to English the critically acclaimed book Escape de Punta Carretas: LA FUGA by Eleuterio Fernández Huidobro, for a film project in 1999. She also co-wrote and played the lead character in the award-winning experimental video Itinerarios, directed by Roberto Mascaró. Martínez-Gil has traveled throughout South America, Western Europe and the Caribbean. She is originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, but currently lives in Santa Monica, California.