M.A. Student and Teaching Assistant
Building & Room:
601 S Morgan Street
Algae Guzman earned their undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, far from their hometown of Roma, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley. They graduated in the Spring of 2020 with a bachelors in English, minoring in History and Latine and Mexican American Studies. As an undergraduate student, Guzman was an Undergraduate Research Scholar which permitted them the experience in writing a creative thesis about their hometown. Pieces of this thesis have been published in various online and in-print literary magazines about the Latine/Chicane experience in the U.S. borderlands.
Guzman taught as a Dual Language educator in San Antonio ISD working at the first-grade level while also corps member for the nonprofit Teach for America. They believe in the fight for educational equity within the U.S. and that all students regardless of their background will one day be equal in representation and academic success. They are the founder of "Las historias son para ti Scholarship," a creative writing scholarship open for submissions for Rio Grande Valley high school seniors. As a masters student, they hope to work in collaboration with other departments in an interdisciplinary project about the Rio Grande Valley's history and culture that will hopefully be accessible to people of different educational backgrounds.