Stacey Arévalo is a Guatemalan-American, bilingual journalist, pursuing a B.A. in journalism and Central American studies with a minor in Spanish Language journalism.
When she’s not proofreading essays for La Ceiba, she is translating articles for CSUN’s Athletics department or for a family-owned community paper in Boyle Heights.
She also shoots, edits, designs, tweets and drinks lots of coffee. Her work has been featured with La Opinión, EGP News, New America Media, The Odyssey, The Sundial and The Roundup News.
Samantha Martin is an editor who works with undergraduate students to help publish original research for La Ceiba: The Undergraduate Journal of Central American Studies. Samantha is in her junior year at CSUN majoring in Central American Studies and minoring in Spanish Language and Culture.
She is inspired by immigrants who have made rigorous journeys to get through rough terrain and over the Mexican border. In her spare time, she loves to read books about the border.
Samantha is passionate about human experiences and speaking out for those who cannot speak out for themselves.
Kelvin Villalta is Central American and is an editor at La Ceiba: The Undergraduate Journal of Central American Studies. Kelvin is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English creative writing and Central American studies.
He lives in Boyle Heights, California, and he enjoys singing and writing poetry, short stories, and lyrics. His favorite bands are Mountain, Pink Floyd, Alux Nahual, Tool, Toxik, and Jason Becker.
He also draws inspiration from Edgar Allen Poe, Aldus Huxley, and Miguel Angel Asturias.
Maria Macias is a CSUN student majoring in English Subject Matter. She is an editor at La Ceiba, specializing in Central American research and history.