Yvette DeChavez is a Latinx writer, artist, and scholar from San Antonio, Texas. A first-generation college graduate, she earned a PhD in Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research and activism focuses on centering the voices, narratives, and performances of Indigenous Americans and People of Color in academia and the media.
Dr. DeChavez is also a mental health advocate who speaks openly about her experiences with depression and anxiety in an effort to normalize such conversations.
Before graduate school, she worked for the Macondo Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by acclaimed Chicana author Sandra Cisneros that brings together writers committed to social change. Dr. DeChavez's work has appeared in the LA Times, Fierce by Mitú, and The Mujerista.
She currently lives in Austin, TX with her boo, her plants, and her books.