Karina L. Agbisit
Writer, Editor, Researcher
I am from the blazing red and vibrant orange of desert sunsets, the silhouette of faraway hills and mountains dividing land and sky; from summers of bike rides and cold creeks and late-night talks in my grandmother’s trailer.
I am from fingertips toasted by flipping tortillas on the comal, a childhood of tíos and tías dancing to ranchera music; from the heavy weight of expectations that come with being mija, the eldest, a future matriarch.
I am from walks in the rain to book-filled tea houses and discount days at thrift stores; from weekend hikes through the moss (and vampire) filled forests of the Pacific Northwest after a week of city commutes.
My story is multitudes and so is yours. The throughline in mine is my role as an advocate. As an editor, I support your vision for your creative work, using feedback as a tool to help you get closer to your goals. As a writer, I tell the stories of lives on the periphery, of people and places I feel more people should know about. As a researcher, I aim to build knowledge and contribute to solutions for my communities.
Potential employers, UP and PSU alumni, folks interested in getting into the publishing industry, and fellow wordsmiths — I’d love to connect and start a conversation on LinkedIn.
Email me: karinalagbisit (at) gmail (dot) com