Writer & Editor

About Kamren

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kamren Curiel attended San Francisco State University, where she received a B.A. in Journalism. She’s written for major media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, Huffington PostMTV Iggy, Latina magazine, and Remezcla, and was Senior Online Editor of Rosario Dawson’s national civic engagement organization, Voto Latino, and American Latino TV network nuvoTV.

“I’ve been writing ever since I got my first diary—a Hello Kitty one that came equipped with a cheap lock and key. My brother broke into it every chance he got and tormented me with news of my latest crush. That didn’t stop me from spilling my heart out onto paper. It just made me see I had an audience.”

An expert on digital media, online marketing, and social media curating, Kamren’s passionate about bringing the stories of Latino Americans — an audience everyone’s trying to tap into  — to mainstream media. As a journalist, Kamren was selected to moderate S.F.’s District Attorney Candidate Debate on Women and the Criminal Justice System, which featured a now California Attorney General Kamala Harris. As a member of L.A.’s Women in Media Network, she also moderated an intimate performance and Q&A with L.A’s first Chicana punk artist and Violence Girl author Alice Bag.

Committed to helping under-served communities, Kamren ran a program for girls in San Francisco’s juvenile hall for the Center for Young Women’s Development, an organization founded by MacArthur Award recipient and Oprah Winfrey’s Power List pick Lateefah Simon. It was here, that she brought self-care techniques, cultural and political teachings, and guidance to young women in need of healing. Kamren currently teaches yoga at the Center for Harm Reduction in L.A.’s Skid Row.

Kamren’s journalism career started in San Francisco, where she wrote for the Mission District’s El Tecolote newspaper and Youth Outlook. In 2005, she returned to her roots of L.A. and worked as a Research Editor for Tu Ciudad Los Angeles magazine before launching a career in online media as Web Editor of Real Talk LA. She’s written for the Los Angeles Times Magazine, L.A. Weekly, L.A. City Beat, New Angeles Monthly, and Brooklyn & Boyle.

Kamren’s currently a contributing writer for Latina magazine, Remezcla.com, and project editor of L.A. Times marketing campaigns.