Caroliena Cabada


Office:321 Ross
527 Farm House Ln.
Ames IA


Caroliena Cabada writes fiction and poetry about intergenerational conflict, climate change, and being a Filipino American woman by examining tropical storms from multiple perspectives, including from the eye of the storm. She received the 2018-2019 Pearl Hogrefe Fellowship in Creative Writing. Her work appears in Verse-Virtual, jmww, The Orchards Poetry Journal, Barren Magazine, and other places.

Prior to attending Iowa State, she earned a BA in Chemistry from New York University and worked in communications for nonprofits in New York City. During her time at ISU she has been co-Managing Editor for Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment, the MFA Student Representative on the Graduate Studies Committee, and is part of the Graduate College Emerging Leaders Academy. Feel free to reach out to her with questions about creative science writing, graduate student life, and making the move to Ames.