Vera Bocalandro Carothers is a writer and educator based in Brooklyn. Currently, she is an MFA candidate in Nonfiction Writing at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Previously, she worked as a radio producer and traveled the country with the StoryCorps Mobile Tour. Her audio work has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, NPR’s Latino USA,WNYC, WAMU and Slate. She holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Brown University, where she won the Casey Shearer Memorial Award for Excellence in Creative Nonfiction. She was also awarded the Impact Providence Grant for her work compiling a bilingual oral history of a Latino community in Rhode Island. She loves eating empanadas and riding her bike, preferably at the same time. Selected to participate in 2019 Aspen Words convening.
Vera Bocalandro Carothers
2019 Ricardo Salinas Scholar, Ricardo Salinas Scholarship
Vera Bocalandro Carothers is a writer and educator based in Brooklyn.