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Lisa Wartenberg is a Colombian-born writer of fiction who grew up in Florida. She is an MFA candidate in the prestigious Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston, where she is an Inprint Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Fellow. This summer, her work will receive support from Tin House Summer Workshop and Kenyon Review Residential Summer Writers Workshop ('22) and is forthcoming in Nimrod International Journal's Spring/Summer 2022 issue. She is the recipient of the 2021 Francine Ringold Award for New Writers. 


In addition to being a copywriting fellow at 9thWonder, Lisa also serves as Assistant Fiction Editor at Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts

She has degrees in theatre, from New York University (BA) and the University of Houston (MFA), which she taught at Rice University, University of Houston, and others. She is also a licensed registered dietitian, with clinical and research experience.

She now lives in Houston with her family.