Karina Muñiz-Pagán

California, United States

Member Since: 11/19/2020

Karina Muñiz-Pagán is a prose writer, essayist, and literary translator. She is also the Creative Strategies Lead Organizer with the National Domestic Workers Alliance with over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She has an MFA in Prose from Mills College where she was the Community Engagement Fellow and taught creative writing to members of Mujeres Unidas y Activas; a Latina immigrant rights base-building organization in the Bay Area where she also served as Political Director. As a result of the generative workshops, Karina co-founded the writers’ group, Las Malcriadas, and edited and translated the bilingual anthology Mujeres Mágicas: Domestic Workers Right to Write, published in 2019 by Freedom Voices Press.

She has also earned MAs in Urban Planning and Latin American Studies from UCLA and has written and led campaigns focused on place-based storytelling, tenants’ rights and the power of understanding the social history of the built-environment within Latinx communities in Los Angeles. Karina is a contributing author of the books, Endangered Species, Enduring Values: An Anthology of San Francisco Writers of Color, edited by Shizue Seigel, Peace Press and Working for Justice: The LA Model of Organizing and Advocacy, edited by Ruth Milkman, Victor Narro and Joshua Bloom, Cornell University Press. 

 Karina is currently working on a memoir called Flygirl about her search for home as a queer mixed heritage Xicana, community organizer from the Bay Area raised on Hip Hop, and her political education journeys throughout the US, México, South America, Asia and Europe. She is an alumna of Voices of our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA) and lives in Long Beach, CA.

Website: https://karinamp.contently.com/

Twitter Username: @KarinaM_P


  • Mujeres Mágicas: Domestic Workers Right to Write , Freedom Press (August 3, 2019)


  • Creative Strategies Lead Organizer at National Domestic Workers Alliance (June 2017 - )


  • Master of Fine Arts in Prose from Mills College (June 2017)
  • Master of Arts in Urban Planning from UCLA (June 2008)
  • Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from UCLA (June 2008)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting