Maria Amuchastegui

Maria Amuchastegui is an IT consultant, educator and writer. She has published creative non-fiction, book reviews and opinion pieces in venues such as This Magazine and Canada’s History magazine, mostly on topics relating to the Latin American community. Her article for This Magazine on Canadian tourism in Cuba was cited by both the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star as one of the best magazine reads of the week. Her article about Mexican migrant farmworkers in Canada, also in This Magazine, appears in a composition textbook that is used across Canada.

She currently works as an IT consultant and business analyst, primarily in the government sector, in addition to teaching software testing at Sheridan College. In the past, she has worked as a copy editor, language instructor and computer programmer. She lives in Toronto with her partner, emergency dentist Nazanin Shahmolky. She is at work on a novel.