Caron Garcia Martinez is a former diplomat and public relations executive, a current college professor and fiction writer, and the proud mother of three sons. In 2010, The SouthWest Writers Conference “Emerging Multicultural Voices” named Caron a semi-finalist, and her short story Black Ice appears in the anthology Abundant Grace (Paycock Press, 2016) which features D.C.-area women writers. Caron’s non-fiction articles have appeared in Catholic Digest and Mothers At Home. She recently gave a live performance of her original essay, You Can Find Us in the Kitchen as part of a national project called Listen To Your Mother. Caron’s current writing project is historical fiction: a novel set in Mexico in 1910 that grew out of family stories recalled by her abuela, Celia.
Caron earned her MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University and her MS in Organizational and Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She consults on communications and writing for both government and private sector clients. Although Caron is a native Californian, she graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts and served a five-year term on the Williams Board of Trustees. She teaches at American University, directs the Kogod School of Business’s Center for Business Communications (KCBC), and takes great pleasure in advising two non-profits, Nyumbani.org and Lovelightandmelody.org, which are dedicated to improving education, relieving poverty, and reducing the stigma of marginalization.
See Caron Garcia Martinez on Wednesday, October 12 at 3:00 p.m. in Johnson Center North Plaza, Sandy Spring Bank Tent. Click here for details.