Soraya Membreno is a writer, public speaker, fundraiser, and digital strategist. She is a daughter of Nicaraguan immigrants and a pre-Lebron Miami native.
Her writing has appeared online and in print at Catapult, Post No Ills, BeVisible Latinx, Bitch magazine, and The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind, among others.
She is a graduate of Williams College, where she was an Astrophysics major before ultimately switching to English, to the chagrin of her parents. She has gone on to work in fundraising and development for various literary nonprofits, including Poets & Writers and Cave Canem, served as an editor at Union Station Magazine, and orchestrated public call-outs for gender parity as the director of communications at GenderAvenger before making the move to independent media. Currently, she serves as the Director of Community at Bitch Media where she obsesses over funding models and the future of independent feminist media.
Soraya has given talks on building feminist community and run workshops for students of color navigating predominantly white institutions at colleges and campuses all over the country.
She lives in Los Angeles, where she is hiding from winter indefinitely.
Available for Talks • Workshops • Panel discussions • Interviews • Reviews • Longform essays
Topics include Navigating predominantly white institutions • First-generation immigrant experience • Independent media • Feminism in the workplace • Nonprofit development • How to build a marketing plan