Nayeli Cuiriz Galvan

Youth Speaks Poet

Nayeli Cuiriz Galvan is a 17 year old from Richmond, California, and currently a senior at Realm Charter High School. Being a first generation Latina inspires her to write and hold space for others around her. Galvan also plays violin and sings with her mariachi, named Mariachi Nueva Luz, on weekends. She started her writing journey while in fourth grade, as she represented the Bay Area in New York City for the National Poetry Slam, hosted by America SCORES. She is not afraid to use her voice to get her message across, and loves to dream big.