Yamile Saied Méndez

Mentee Liaison

Yamile (prounounced sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is an immigrant writer and reader, a dreamer and fighter, a Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA graduate, a 2014 New Visions Award Honor Winner, and one the 2015 Walter Dean Myers Inaugural Grant recipients. She’s a Writer’s Voice 2014 finalist, and a Utah Arts Council 2016 finalist as well. Born and raised in Rosario, Argentina (cradle of fútbol), she now lives in Alpine, Utah with her husband, five children, and three dogs, but her heart is with her family scattered all over the world.

Website: yamilesmendez.com
Twitter: @YamileSMendez