Caroliena Cabada

Graduate Assistant-Research [ENGL]


Office:321 Ross
527 Farm House Ln
Ames IA

Office Hours: Thursday 10-12


Caroliena Cabada is a first year MFA candidate at Iowa State University. Her experiences so far have placed her at the overlap of science, communication, and the arts, and she hopes to continue exploring that space through fiction writing. She holds a BA in Chemistry from New York University, though her first internship and work experiences drew her into the world of communications and social media for nonprofits in New York. Most recently, she was a Social Media Editor at the Natural Resources Defense Council where she managed the Food and Sustainable Agriculture accounts, including the Save The Food public service campaign created by NRDC and the Ad Council. Her stories primarily focus on intergenerational conflict, climate change, being Filipino-American, and food (a lot of food). She has been published in NYU’s oldest literary magazine, The Minetta Review, as well as here and there around the internet.