Karina Oliva-Alvarado

Karina Oliva was born in Santa Ana El Salvador and has lived for most of her life in the immigrant community of Pico Union in Los Angeles. A UC Berkeley graduate, she earned her PhD in Ethnic Studies with a focus on Central American literature written in the United States. She currently teaches at Scripps College. Karina is also part of various poetry collectives that actively use and promote art as a means for social change, cultural expression, and memory.
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