In addition to being a high school teacher, 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 


PRI "With all eyes on elite university admissions, community college stories go unheard"

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)



"Que Bonito Dia" and "City Limits"in Puro Chicanx Writers of the 21st Century
Cutthroat: A Jorunal of the Arts and the Black Earth Institute

Forthcoming Spring 2020

Poems in Poetry for the People from Cafe con Libros Press
Pomona, CA

Forthcoming Summer 2020

Poems in San Bernardino Singing  from Inlandia Institute

Forthcoming Spring 2020

"Commonalities" Zocalo Public Square

"East LA" Latino Rebels 

California's Best Emerging Poets (2017, Z Publishing)

RISE! An Anthology of Power and Unity (2017, Vagabond Press)

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