Dorkys Ramos is the deputy director for Uptown Stories. She is a bilingual writer, editor, artist, and teacher born and raised in Washington Heights/Inwood. Her work has appeared in a variety of digital and print publications, including Travel + Leisure,, Time Out New York Kids, Parents Latina, the Syracuse Post-Standard, and the Manhattan Times, among others. She currently teaches writing and art to elementary, middle school, and high school students in Washington Heights and Inwood. She graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she studied Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism.