In addition to being a high school teacher (and sometimes part-time professor), Irene is a freelance writer and provides commentary. She is working on a poetry manuscript and a book about politics, race, and education through the stories of her first year teaching high school Chicano/Latino Studies that also coincided with her sons entrance to kindergarten during the election of 45.
CNN "El Paso horror spotlights long history of anti-Latino violence in the US"
August 5, 2019
May 2, 2019
Huffington Post "50 Years After The East LA Walkouts, We’re Still Fighting For Latino Students"
March 2, 2018
Inside Higher Education "A Scholar Pays Tribute to an Academic Mentor"
August 25, 2017
American Federation of Teachers
"I have a Ph.D. and I'm on welfare".
Originally published on my blog
Latina Outsiders (Routledge, 2019)
Single Mothers Speak on Patriarchy (2016, The Girl God),
BASTA! 100 Latinas Write on Violence Against Women (2017, University of Nevada-Reno Press)
California's Best Emerging Poets (2017, Z Publishing)
RISE! An Anthology of Power and Unity (2017, Vagabond Press)