We are thrilled to welcome our first cohort of interns to the ORP family!
Eneida immigrated to the United States when she was seven years old, transplanting her Chilean-Puerto Rican roots firmly into Pennsylvanian soil. A graduate of Penn State, she is passionate about exploring the complex history and rich cultures of Latin Americans through her stories, often centered on Latin American history and mythology, as well as contemporary issues. In her career, she has been a consultant in Washington, DC, working on behalf of education-focused nonprofits such as Edu-Futuro, CentroNía, and the Inspired Teaching Public Charter School. She also served with the Peace Corps in Bolivia, the heart of Latin America. Eneida is now pursuing a Master’s in Creative Writing and Literature at Harvard University’s Extension School. Her fiction has appeared in outlets such as Alsina Publishing, The Potomac Journal, Stoneboat Literary Journal, As/Us Journal, and Label Me Latina/o. Eneida alternates her place-of-residence between Singapore and Washington, DC.
Jimmieka Mills was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area where she began writing poetry and essays. After relocating to Houston she began attending Houston Community College where she became the editor-in-chief of the college newspaper. Her experience in news writing led her to her true passion—human interest writing—which opened up to her the world of creative nonfiction. You can often catch her tucked away, engulfed in the works of Ta-Nehisi Coates, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, or spending time with her seven-year-old son and their small jungle of family pets.
Robin Gow's poetry has recently been published in FIVE:2:ONE, Smuese, and Corbel Stone Press. He is an undergraduate student at Ursinus College studying English, Creative Writing, and Spanish. He runs two poetry blogs and also serves as the production editor of the Lantern literary magazine. He is an out and proud transgender man passionate about LGBT issues. His current favorite poets are Anis Mojgani and Eileen Myles.
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