Citlali Pizarro

Citlali Pizarro headshot

Citlali Pizarro is an independent journalist from California. She has covered community organizing against the state’s carceral system. Her work has been published in Current Affairs and Shadowproof as the publication’s second Marvel Cooke Fellow. Pizarro graduated from Swarthmore College in 2020, where she was editor-in-chief of Voices; an associate at the Women’s Resource Center; and a member of Students for Transformative Justice, Prison Abolition, and Restoration (STAR). In addition to being a journalist, Pizarro is a playwright and poet. She is honored to be a 2021-2022 PEN America Writing for Justice Fellow. Photo Credit: Beowulf Sheehan

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