Gloria’s experiences include teaching writing at universities and NGOs in the US and India, co-directing outreach programs with non-profits serving low-income first-generation students, and writing for print and online publications. Gloria’s writing has been honored by the Estelle J. Zbar Poetry Prize, the Bettye Newman Poetry Award, the New York Summer Writer’s Institute Fellowship, the Doris Duke Foundation, and the Think Small to Think Big Artist Grant. She earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA from the University of South Florida.

Gloria is also a co-founder of Pitch Her Productions, a non-profit production company dedicated to the advancement of women in the film industry.