Maria Garcia is the Senior Editor of Arts and Culture at WBUR, where she leads The ARTery, overseeing a team of arts writers, reporters and cultural critics. She was born in Ciudad Juárez and was raised there and in El Paso, Texas, where her family immigrated to when she was 3 years old. She was a broadcast journalist along the U.S.-Mexico border for more than a decade. After that, she transitioned to arts and culture reporting and narrative radio storytelling. She holds a Masters Degree in Arts and Culture Journalism from Columbia Journalism School. She’s also a queer chola who listens to Selena when she needs some motivation.