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Sofia Puente-Lay

Sofia Puente-Lay, a Cincinnati native, received her BA from the University of Central Florida and spent several years tutoring and teaching writing in the Orlando area. As Mason's 2019-2020 Thesis Fellow in fiction, she aims to refine a collection of short stories focusing on cultural and generational navigation. She was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Robert Raymond Scholarship, and her work received an honorable mention in the Alan Cheuse Nonfiction Award contest.