Multicultural and Gender Studies

Maritza Mora

Maritza Mora is a Chico State senior closing in on a BA in English Literature and a few scraggly minors, set to graduate this May of 2018. Originally hailing from East Los Angeles, she currently completed translation editing for the humorous novel Universo y La Lista/Universe and the List for the nonprofit, bilingual publisher Cubanabooks Press. Maritza works with the Department of Multicultural and Gender Studies on her campus and hopes to shed light on diversity issues, inclusivity, and mental health education.

Maritza has dabbled in the field of mental health through work with the on-campus group U-Matter. She was also one of many prose editors for The Watershed Review's Spring 2013 edition and a poetry editor for the same Chico State Publication the Fall of 2017. Public Relations with Cubanabooks for 2017 centered around the poetic masterpiece of Flocks/Los Rebaños.

Maritza likes to play with art as well, creating literature themed comics and illustrations in her spare time and as fun projects. She hopes to work with editing but also still keep avenues open for publishing, art, and graphic designs. 


Quoth the Scrivener:

The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”