writer + editor



Kaleena Madruga is a writer and editor living in Chicago. She primarily writes personal essays focused on relationships, family, physical pain, and the female body. She occasionally dabbles in short fiction in the form of animal magic and satirical Kardashian drama. Her work has been featured in MAKE, ARC Journal, Low Theory, Pest Control, Interstellar, 3Moon, Goats Milk Magazine, and Feels Blind.



aug 2020 - today

Chicago Youth Centers

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

may 2020 - aug 2020

Roosevelt University

Summer Research Grants

aug 2019 - aug 2020

Packback, Inc

Product Support

feb 2019- aug 2019

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls

Digital Marketing Coordinator

june 2018 - feb 2019

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Digital Content Specialist



2020 - december

Roosevelt University

Master of Fine Arts - Creative Writing

2019 - november

DePaul University

Certificate in Grant Writing

2012 - december

San Francisco State University

Bachelor of Arts - Creative Writing


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