Rutgers GSE CMSI

Isabella Montes

Isabella Marie Montes is an honors undergraduate student at Florida International University, where she is pursuing a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, a minor in History, and a certificate in Professional and Technical Writing. She has been on the Dean’s List for four consecutive years, starting in her fall semester as a freshman. Her research interests are grounded in Latinx literature, queer theory, activism, and religious/spirituality studies. She is conducting research on the reclamation of queer spaces and spirituality within toxic religious spheres in Ana Castillo’s novel, So Far from God. Her passion lies in tutoring and teaching students the necessity of discovering their voice and owning authority over their work.