• Celeste Guzmán Mendoza has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit and higher education fundraising and program management. She also is a published poet, essayist, and playwright. She holds a doctoral degree in Education Leadership and Policy, and an MFA in Poetry. She was a co-founder of CantoMundo, a workshop for Latina/o poets, a fellow of Hedgebrook, a retreat for women writers, and Macondo, a community of writers who advance social justice.

    Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College, Columbia University; Diplomado, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico Escuela de Extension en San Antonio; MFA, Bennington College; Ph.D., College of Education, University of Texas at Austin

    • Beneath the Halo (Wings Press, 2013)
    • Ghost-fishing: an eco-justice poetry anthology (The University of Georgia Press: 2018)
    • Entre Guadalupe and Malinche: Tejanas in Literature and Art (University of Texas Press: 2016)
    • Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education (University of Nebraska Press: 2014)
    • Telling Tongues: A Latin@ Anthology on Language Experience (Calaca Press/Red Salmon Press:2007)
    • ¡Floricanto Sí!: U.S. Latina Poetry (Penguin:1998), among others.

    Higher education, philanthropy, poetry