Adriana Rambay Fernández is a writer, poet, and artist currently living in England. She holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars where she was a recipient of the MFA Fiction Prize. She was also a Writers of Immigration and Diaspora Fellow for Jack Jones Literary Arts. Her writing has appeared in the Hennepin Review, Four Way Review, and elsewhere. Born in New Jersey to Dominican immigrants, her writing explores the nature of absence, loss, and intergenerational wounds. Adriana is currently at work on a collection of short stories and a collection of poetry.
As a member of Jersey City Writers, Adriana organized and led writing retreats and co-hosted the Jersey Plums Poetry Workshop. As a former journalist, she won awards for her work covering news, arts, and politics in Hudson County, New Jersey. Prior to pursuing writing, Adriana dedicated thirteen years to the nonprofit sector working on women’s rights issues, access to education, and ending global poverty.
Adriana is a certified yoga and meditation teacher and reiki practitioner. She has guided yoga and writing workshops, trauma-sensitive classes, taught in Spanish, at hospitals, for non-profits, and worked with survivors of domestic violence and women recovering from substance abuse.