Maritsa Leyva Martinez is an MFA candidate in fiction at Arizona State University. She was born in Guerrero, Mexico and raised in Houston, Texas. Previously she has served as the International Editor for Hayden's Ferry Review, worked as a TEFL certified instructor, middle school teacher, Education and Community Engagement intern, social media manager (Sweet Dreams Rwanda - A Documentary Film), and tutor. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Piper Global Teaching Fellowship at the National University of Singapore. Currently, she volunteers as a Child Advocate for unaccompanied immigrant children through the Young Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. MFA Creative Writing, Fiction. Expected, May 2018.
International Teacher Training Organization, Guadalajara. S.E.P. Certification. TEFL. May 2009.
University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX. BA magna cum laude, in English. May 2008.