Tanya Pérez-Brennan works as a freelance Spanish interpreter for the Massachusetts Trial Court and as a freelance translator. She is currently pursuing a doctorate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, specializing in Colombian and Brazilian literature.
She has taught Spanish, legal and medical interpreting, and translation classes at Boston-area universities. She also worked as a journalist for many years as a regular contributor to Foxnewslatino.com and The Boston Globe, along with working as a newspaper reporter in Florida for The Orlando Sentinel and The Florida Times-Union. Her fiction and poetry have been published in Asterix Journal, The Bennington Review, and in Liberation Poetry: An Anthology. Her novel-in-progress was a Finalist for the 2021 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Tanya has an MFA in Creative Writing & Literature from Bennington College and a Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University.