Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Creative Writing

First Advisor

Dr. Christopher Carmona

Second Advisor

Dr. Cathryn Merla-Watson

Third Advisor

Dr. Noreen Rivera


Orion Beltran y las raices del universo / Orion Beltran and the Roots of the Universe: A Novel, tells the story of first-generation immigrant witch, Orion Beltran, and his reluctant mentor, Ema. Set against a backdrop of early 2000s Brownsville, the novel is an exploration of the way first-generation Mexican children look for and find their roots both in the legends of Mexico and in the land in which they now live.


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