Maylin Ortega Zulueta

Maylin Ortega Zulueta

MA candidate
"I only see love through my eyes." Maylin Ortega Zulueta

Maylin Ortega Zulueta

After 22 years dedicated to music education, performance, and songwriting, I am pursuing a new challenge in the Spanish and Portuguese Department. The first artistic thing I ever wrote was a poem, and the first taste of enjoying my writing comes from my compositions at elementary school. During my undergrad, I took a creative writing course with professor Marta Batiz, that ignited this immense curiosity I presently have about Literature, which has always being a floating passion. Moving to Canada has taken me through amazing learning paths that I had never imagined of. From doing customer service in the food industry, to teaching fitness instruction. After such a long journey, It is time to come back home. I have found my shelter at last in the Spanish and Portuguese Department at U of T, with my native language, and my culture. I am interested in researching about the experiences of Latin American immigrant women in Toronto. I am eager to voice our struggles, and strategies to overcome barriers of the 21st Century, still male dominated, society. I feel grateful having the opportunity of a new beginning with the MA program, developing into a PhD, and unleashing the Spanish writer that lives in me.