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Pilar Garcia

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

English & Journalism



Pilar Garcia is a two-spirit undergraduate studying English and Journalism at the University of Tennessee and an activist for psychiatric disabilities and indigenous and queer rights in the south. They are a prominent member of the Native American Student Association, the Honors and Scholars Programs, and the Sigma Tau Delta and Delta Alpha Pi honor societies. They have recently discovered their love for poetry, and since then, Pilar’s poems have been published three times in various journals since 2021. They hope to continue their poetic journey by beginning their MFA in 2023 after completing their Bachelors degree. In their free time, they volunteer at their local animal shelter and foster behavioral cats.

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