Felipe Martínez-Pinzón grew up between Bogotá and Cartagena (Colombia). He completed a J.D in Law and a B.A in Literature from Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá) and in 2012 received a Ph.D in Spanish and Portuguese from New York University. Before coming to Brown, he was an Assistant Professor of Spanish for three years at the College of Staten Island (CUNY), where he taught all levels of Spanish language and Latin American Literature. He has been a visiting professor at the Universidad de los Andes. Prof. Martínez-Pinzón has also published two books of poetry.