Cynthia Guardado is a Salvadorian-American poet and Professor of English, and was raised in Inglewood, California. Her parents, Anselmo & Margoth, immigrated from El Salvador to Los Angeles, California, in the early 1980’s where Cynthia would later be born. She was raised in Inglewood, California, until she left to earn her Bachelor of Arts with an Emphasis in Creative Writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from California State University, Fresno with an emphasis in poetry. Her creative work discusses the experiences of having a cross-cultural life and existing in between two landscapes. Her debut poetry collection, ENDEAVORwas published in 2017 by World Stage Press. Her poems have also appeared in ITWOW: In the Words of Women International Anthology, Huizache, Bozalta Journal, The Acentos Review, The Packinghouse Review, PALABRA: A Magazine of Chicano and Literary Art, Crate Literary Magazine, and The Normal School. Cynthia also translated and transcribed interviews with journalist and Cuban exile, Normando Hernandez Gonzalez which were published in The Madrid Conversations (New Orleans Press 2013). She is currently a Professor of English at Fullerton College, where she teaches contemporary works written by authors dedicated to social change in America.