Meet The Interns: Maria Holguin

Maria Holguin is in her fourth year at ASU studying English Literature and minoring in Transborder Chicano/a & Latina/o Studies. Upon graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in magazines writing documentary articles. She is excited to have a hands-on editing experience as Interview Editor with Superstition Review.

1. What is your position with Superstition Review and what are your responsibilities?

I am one of the Interview Editors with Superstition Review. We are responsible for formulating a list of authors to interview, researching them, coming up with interview questions and then interviewing them.

2. Why did you decide to get involved with Superstition Review?

The magazine field is something I always wanted to do but never knew what it was like. I am very excited to have a hands-on experience with Superstition Review since it is one of my interests.

3. Besides interning for Superstition Review, how do you spend your time?

I attend classes at ASU, read and compute for academic purposes. I enjoy hiking, walking my dog and being with my friends and family.

4. What other position(s) for Superstition Review would you like to try out?

Another position I would I like to try out would be Nonfiction Editor. I love nonfiction, especially memoirs, documentaries and historical nonfiction.

5. Describe one of your favorite literary works.

One of my favorite literary works is Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. I absolutely love the metaphors in that book and the Japanese culture.

6. What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading The Latino Reader for my Latina Literature class which is excerpts from many Chicano/a authors. I love it because it is a great way for me to look at authors of a genre I enjoy, reread favorites and take a look at Chicano history.

7. Creatively, what are you currently working on?

I enjoy knitting, especially for my nieces. Recently, I made them sundresses: one looks like a watermelon with rose for the main color and green trimming. The other dress is yellow with blue flowers stitched on the front. My last knitting project was a scarf and two beanies which I donated.

8. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years I see myself well-traveled and hopefully living in cooler temperatures.

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8 thoughts on “Meet The Interns: Maria Holguin

  • November 15, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Memoirs of a geisha was an amazing film, never read the book though but im sure it was great as well.

  • November 15, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Oooo, knitting…How fun! I learned to knit a few years ago but never did much with it other than a few scarves. That is so cool, though, that you can make actual pieces of clothing.

  • November 16, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I loved Memoirs of a Geisha (the book) what did you think of the movie adaptation?

  • November 17, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Oh wow, I’m so impressed that you’re able to knit dresses! I just started knitting and embroidering, and I so enjoy it.

    Also, your major and minor combination is very interesting. I think it’s a great skill to be able to communicate and express opinions about communities and social aspects.

  • November 17, 2010 at 8:49 am

    I haven’t seen the movie yet. I heard the setting locations are really beautiful.

    I’m a little nervous about my minor fitting into whatever I do after college, but it’s something I find really interesting and I love the classes.

  • November 17, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I’m in agreement with Anthony. I absolutely loved the film. The book is definitely on my list of summer/winter reads!

  • November 18, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Hmmm, another book to add to my reading list. Thank you! And I am envious that you are a knitter, although I do crochet…baby afghans are my specialty (and pretty much the only thing I can make). Much success to you in your future career endeavors!

  • January 26, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I’ve heard a lot about Memoirs of a Geisha in the past, but I’ve still yet to read it – reading your intern questionnaire just reminded me about it and now I think I’ll take your recommendation and read it next! I also like your answer to where you see yourself in ten years – I agree with you there!

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