Loam is excited to welcome Mariana Rojas into our community! Mariana is a traveling graduate student at the University at Buffalo in New York. After getting back from her six month backpacking/research trip in Mexico she began to write her thesis dedicated to her love for essay writing and poetry. She is a lover of the backcountry, rock climbing, backpacking, gardens, anything with constellations, and jazz. If she were an instrument, she would be a saxophone.

Mariana currently lives in Utah working as a wilderness field guide, wooing her fears through climbing and connecting with her dark musings. She loves questions, bright colors, and quiet mornings—the recipe for a thesis in process. You may find her alone most of the time doing her favorite ritual—contemplating. She is inspired by her solo travels through soundscapes, long hikes, and steep peaks. Writers/poets such as Tracy K. Smith, Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Gloria E. Anzaldúa, and Ana Mariella Bacigalupo inspire her critical and creative thought. Mariana envisions a life of travel and an interdisciplinary doctoral degree. 

For more of her work, check out the following links:

After "Miss Celie's Blues"

On Leaving

When Leaving Is Best

P.S.: Stay tuned for WATER THAT SOUND, Loam's new podcast series that will be hosted by Mariana and Creative Director Kate. 

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