My name is Ximena Delgado Paredes, I was born and raised in Mexico City, and my family moved to the United States in 2012.
I graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Creative Writing and a double minor in Publishing and Latin American Studies. I am currently getting an MFA in Creative Writing at Chapman University.
In 2020, I published my first collection of short stories, Para Curarte. In addition, I write fiction and creative nonfiction and am currently working on a fictionalized novel that recounts an immigrant journey of crossing the US/Mexico border.
As my career continues, I aim to work more closely with immigrants, creating a safe space to share their life experiences and bring their stories to life.
Double minor in Publishing and Latin American Studies
Prepare course material such as syllabi, homework assignments, group projects, and final exams.
Evaluate and grade students’ assignments, homework, and essays.
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions to promote a safe and open learning environment.
Served as a student advisor, helping students identify their academic path
Assisted students in developing connections between language and identity, specifically within Latinx communities.
Coordinate and streamline the output of information across social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Manage regular social media posting schedule.
Review social media analytics to assess success and recommend improvements for posts (assisting in the development of social media strategies to increase followership and engagement).
Research and compile publication opportunities, as well as staff, student, and faculty achievements for the program’s monthly newsletter.
Develop and maintain production process including content calendar to ensure newsletters were published on time.
Work with students and faculty to submit student accomplishments to the appropriate databases.
Provide administrative support for special projects and events sponsored by the program.
Organizing and facilitating board meetings.
Coordinating weekly informative student gathering.
Executing large-scale events in celebration of Hispanic holidays such as Dia de los Muertos, Independence Day(s), and Feast of La Virgen.
Supervise board members and their respective roles.
Convene and report back to faculty advisors.
Oversee yearly budget and finances.
Secure locations, vendors, and authors for the day of the event.
Relate news, announcements, and updates to donors and partners.
Create efficient messaging strategies.
Compose writing prompts for each event.
Develop other written communication across social media platforms.
Manage social media schedule and posting on all platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram Write weekly blog posts on the week leading up to the events.
Present authors and coordinate day-off events.
Attend panels and craft creative posts to be shared later.
Contribute articles, short stories, and poetry.
Communicate with outside departments such as photography, layout and design, and marketing.
Proofread, edit, and translate all submissions.
Prepare and execute creative writing workshops for all new members.
Develop the voice and style of the magazine.