College Professor, published author, freelance writer, Chief Essay Officer

In addition to her responsibilities as Chief Essay Officer (CEO) of Write Your Acceptance, Josie Urbistondo is a faculty member at the University of Miami where she teaches writing and literature. Also, she supervises the Dual-Enrollment program for Florida International University's literature courses and mentors high school English teachers.

Josie has over 10 years experience teaching at the college level. she has taught writing, literature and Political Science Writing at various institutions including UM, FIU, Barry and City College of San Francisco. Throughout her teaching career, she has tutored students on their college entrance essays, transfer essays, graduate school and internship/ scholarship application essays. Her techniques prompt students to deliver clear, focused, compelling texts that showcase their best self.

As per her own college journey, Josie received her Bachelor's in English at FIU, then completed her Master's of Arts at New York University. After teaching college writing in San Francisco, she returned to Miami to complete her Ph. D. in English Literature at the University of Miami. She has published a number of academic and professional articles. Her work can be found in The Miami New Times, Reader's Digest Selecciones, Anthurium, ARC The Magazine and Hispanet.