Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
Juris Doctor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish and Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles


Marisol writes fiction. She is interested in women’s issues, magical realism, and the process of writing. Her work explores the interior lives of women and seeks to examine the relationship between gender, culture, and identity. Born and raised in Southern California, she earned a BA and a JD from USC, and an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design. Outside of teaching, Marisol is busy writing, traveling, and spending time with her 8-year-old daughter.

Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:  
  • AICAD 2019 Symposium - "Include Me: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion", Panelist - "Empowering Art and Design Voices through Liberal Studies"
  • AICAD BIPOC Academic Leadership Institute


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