RICARDO ALBERTO MALDONADO was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He is the co-editor of Puerto Rico en mi corazón and the recipient of fellowships from Cantomundo, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and Queer| Arts| Mentorship. He lives in New York, where he serves as managing editor at 92nd Street Y.
Viviana Peña served as co-editor in chief for The Lit in 2022. She is a single mother of two born and raised in New York City. She’s a full-time Creative Writing major at LaGuardia Community College. She’s a lover of languages and words. She aspires to continue her education after La Guardia and major in Romance Languages, and eventually travel writing. Her hobbies include hiking and biking, and spending time with her children.
Elias Bailey served as co-editor in chief for The Lit in 2022. He is a four-time Grammy nominated jazz bassist who has been pursuing a Journalism major at LAGCC since March 2021.is a four-time Grammy nominated jazz bassist who has been pursuing a Journalism major at LAGCC since March 2021.
Dr. Sonia Alejandra Rodríguez an associate professor of English at LaGuardia Community College.