Meet the Staff
Dr. David Glasgow
Administrative Coordinator & Program Advisor
Yesenia Aldapa, Master of Postsecondary Administration & Student Affairs Candidate
Academic Advisor & Program Coordinator
Hugo Burbano, Ph.D.
Instructors & Mentors
Lecturer, Writing Program
Carlos Antonio Delgado, Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Fiction
Carlos earned his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. He was the winner the 2008 Turow-Kinder Fiction Award. His writing has appeared in Twelve Stories, The Acentos Review, Pittsburgh Noir, and Catholic Digest, among others. He was a K. Leroy Irvis fellow and is the recipient of an EIDOS grant. For seventeen years, he has taught writing, literature, philosophy, theology, history, pedagogy, and rhetoric in widely varied settings, from wealthy and prestigious universities to low-income public schools. He is co-founder and co-director of the Just Love Coalition, an intersectional social justice community organizing hub serving North Orange County, CA, seeking to end oppressive and unjust systems everywhere through education, direct action, and events that foster community solidarity; founder and director of Life Writers Collaborative, aiming to preserve literary histories of individuals for their families; and Director of Curriculum at WeaveWriter, helping struggling writers find and sustain their practice and voice. He also coaches his sons’ soccer teams and teaches their Sunday School classes.
Cecilia Caballero, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity
Cecilia is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at USC. She also holds an MA in American Studies and Ethnicity from USC and BAs in English and Chicanx Studies from UC Berkeley. She is the child of immigrant parents from Mexico and she is the first in her family to access higher education. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, the Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers, multiple Social Science Research Council-Graduate Enhancement Grants, and a Dissertation Travel and Research Grant from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship. Cecilia’s dissertation explores Chicana mothering, spirituality, and gender in Chicana feminist literature and cultural production. Cecilia is also a co-founder of Chicana M(other)work, a collective of Chicana mother-scholars that seeks to amplify mothers of color in academia and beyond through their collaborative projects, including podcasting, publications, and presentations. She is also a co-editor for the forthcoming book, Porque Sin Madres No Hay Revolución: The Chicana M(other)work Anthology, and she is currently working on several creative writing and poetry projects.