Bio

Nayelly Barrios is an educational facilitator and curriculum (2).png
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As a hypercreative with ADHD, Nayelly wears many hats but her favorite is that of educator. She is also a poet, activist, budget coach, podcaster, and business owner. She is a Rio Grande borderlands native who currently resides in New Orleans.

She earned an MFA in Poetry and an MA in English from McNeese State University. Her poetry has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Puerto del Sol, Notre Dame Review, and others. She is a co-founder of Angry Tias and Abuelas of the Rio Grande Valley, an organization that advocates for immigrant rights and has received the 2019 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award.

A passionate educator, Nayelly believes education is the key to personal advancement. She immigrated to the U.S. when she was 4 years old. She is a first-generation college student who grew up in a single-parent home. Despite obstacles, she has persevered and continues to do so.