Adriana Rambay Fernández was raised in New Jersey and is a daughter of Dominican immigrants. She received an MFA in Writing and Literature from Bennington College and a BA in Women’s Studies and Spanish from Rutgers College. She is the 2019 Writers of Immigration and Diaspora Fellow for the Jack Jones Literary Arts Retreat. She is a recipient of the Bennington MFA Fiction Prize 2018. Adriana is currently at work on a collection of short stories and a collection of poetry. She lives in Virginia Beach.
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. She also worked as a journalist where she won awards for her work covering news, arts, and politics in Hudson County, New Jersey. Adriana has written for the Hudson Reporter, 07030 Magazine, Jersey City Magazine, and has had her poetry published in JC Independent. As a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, she has guided yoga and writing workshops, taught in Spanish, at hospitals, for non-profits, and worked with survivors of domestic violence and women recovering from substance abuse.