Joanne Crisner Alcayaga

Joanne Crisner Alcayaga is a Journalism graduate who wishes that Creative Writing, Foreign Language and Psychology were all lumped into one course in college. Humanity is what inspires her to write, observe and learn everyday. Poetry, short stories fictional or otherwise, and personal essays fill up most of her portfolio. She has co-authored a children’s book entitled Brightest and her collection of stories will soon be published in her first ever solo book, Amazed. While traveling and volunteering are the highs of her life, her pursuit to grasp the essence of life is what makes every experience worthwhile. And because of this, she doesn't presume to know everything and she never will. Discover more of her insights at