Dina Paulson-McEwen is the executive director of the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF), a poet, writer, editor, and founder of Aqua Editing, a story developer for creative thinkers. Her first poetry collection, Parts of love (Finishing Line Press, 2018), was a finalist in the 2017 Finishing Line Press New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition. Her recent work appears or is forthcoming in Bayou Magazine, Book of Sighs (Little Red Tree Publishing), Empty Mirror, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Evidence of Fetus Diversity (Locofo Chaps), and elsewhere. Her poetry has been performed and exhibited nationally. She is a youth volunteer editor at Uptown Stories in New York City and lives in Princeton, New Jersey. She is a Notary Public of the State of New Jersey and a Commissioner for the Princeton mayoral Human Services Commission.