When not working full-time, taking on internships, or teaching poetry, Claudia mingles within the community at meetings, events, and sometimes, protests. She can also be found in volunteer roles in the name of youth and literacy empowerment. Claudia’s communities include but are not exclusive to: Split This Rock; George Mason University; Falls Church, VA; Washington, DC.

Claudia’s Roles:

animator / mentor

Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program

speech judge

Virginia is for Lovers Fall Swing (2017)

festival volunteer

Split This Rock (2018); Fall for the Book (2015)

book reviewer

Booked for Review (2017)

outreach volunteer

CARECEN / Central American Resource Center (2013)

technology tutor

Woodrow Wilson Public Library (2012-2014)

Read the Fairfax Library Foundation’s blog post on me in the “Where Are They Now?” series