Steven Aguayo is a first generation U.S. citizen whose parents migrated to the United States from Ecuador. After graduating from a technical high school, he joined the Marines and deployed twice to Iraq. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Anthropology in 2012 a master’s degree in teaching in 2014 from Western Connecticut State University. He taught for two years and is now pursuing a MFA in fiction writing. Steven learned both English and Spanish at an early age and has studied German as a foreign language.
He was a 2016-2017 participant in AICGS’ “Transatlantic Exchange Program for Young Minorities: Giving Voice to Future Leaders,” sponsored by the Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Mitteln des European Recovery Program (ERP) des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi).