Sandra Cisneros Jobs and Interests

by Eleni, Sophie, and Kirsten


Sandra Cisneros has previously been an author, poet, and teacher. She taught at the Latino Youth High School in Chicago for previous high school dropouts. She worked as the writer-in-residence post at multiple universities across the United States including Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Sandra has also had the post of college recruiter, arts administrator, and teaches creative writing. She has taught creative writing at the University of California Berkeley, and the University of Michigan.

The Macondo Foundation

Sandra was a key element of creating a strong community in San Antonio through the Macondo Foundation. This foundation was officially opened in 2006 for writers who want to work towards community building and change for society. This foundation is made up of students who are aspiring poets, novelists, journalists, performance artists and creative writers.

Books and Awards

Sandra has written many amazing works of literature throughout her life. Her book The House on Mango Street, sold over two million copies. This is her most famous book so far. Some of her other works are Bad Boys, My Wicked, Wicked Ways, Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, Have You Seen Marie?, and many more. She has won the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship award and the Texas Medal of the Arts.