Assistant Professor, English
Berlyn Ortega Cobián received her B.A. from UCLA with a degree in American Literature and Culture and a minor in Chicana and Chicano Studies. During her undergraduate years at UCLA, she participated in student government and the Latin American Student Association. She received her M.A. in English from California State University, Fullerton where she was president of Teaching Writing, a graduate student organization, and co-editor and contributor of Pupil, a journal centered on rhetoric and composition pedagogy. Her master’s thesis advocated for bridging academic and non-academic writing in composition studies, specifically investigating how emerging digital media impact rhetoric and composition.
Before joining the English Department at LBCC, she taught at Compton College, Santiago Canyon College, and California State University, Fullerton. She is currently a member of the National Council of Teachers of English, American Comparative Literature Association, and UCLA Friends of English. Outside of academia, she enjoys traveling, dancing, visiting museums with her husband, and walking her dog, Traves.