Meet Team Awesome!

Get to know the DIY MFA team and all the awesome people who help create the resources on this site.


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The Team

Gabriela Pereira, Instigator and Founder

Instigator and creative mastermind behind DIY MFA, Gabriela spearheads all content creation both online and off and is the author of DIY MFA: Write with Focus, Read with Purpose, Build Your Community. She tours the country, speaking at writing conferences and college campuses, and has appeared on various radio shows. Check her speaking page for upcoming speaking engagements and to learn more about Gabriela as a speaker.

Phone: (646) 820-8149
Twitter: @DIYMFA

Christa Vande Vegte, Multifaceted Specialist

As the Multifaceted Specialist at DIY MFA, Christa is the go-to expert handling a wide range of tasks, including newsletters, editorials, podcasts, email correspondence, organization, and various other exciting projects.

She loves traveling with her husband, spending time with their children, and playing with their adorable granddaughter. In her spare time, she enjoys writing children’s fantasy fiction.

To learn additional information about Christa, make sure to visit her website.

Instagram: @christavvauthor
Twitter: @AuthorChrista

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