Meet the Team
Maressa Cortes is the Director and Co-Founder of Las Traumadas. She is passionate about making the world a better place through art and self-awareness. In her spare time Maressa has anxiety. She has picked up a couple of hobbies to distract herself from it: painting, writing, collaging, pasta making, and the occasional outdoors-y thing like hiking or biking.
Mackenzie is Las Traumadas money handler & formatter. She graduated from JMU with a degree in Sociology and Spanish. In her free time she likes to envision a world where everybody reads the zine and practices emotional intelligence.
Jessica Infanzon, writer and editor, is a Long Island native and has called Harrisonburg her second home for 5 years. She believes introspection is a self-preservation tactic, and lives by the philosophy instilled by her mom that we are all responsible for our own happiness. She is proud to contribute to Las Traumadas and its mission to teach the necessary skills of emotional intelligence.
Brenda Diaz-Castro's search for authenticity and creativity lead her to become a co-founder of Las Traumadas. She finds much freedom in the process of understanding one's psyche. She's a Montessori teacher assistant by day and a punk always. Connecting to her Mexican heritage and spirituality is a constant need in her life. When she's not freaking out about her emotions, she likes to read, watercolor, take her of her plant babies, and play music!