Born in Lima, Peru, and raised in western North Carolina, Maglyn is a dedicated advocate of the humanities and the arts. She is a graduate of Emory University (B.A, Music & Latin American and Caribbean Studies), UC Berkeley (M.A., Ethnomusicology), and New York University (M.A. Latin American and Caribbean Studies & Advanced Certificate in Museum Studies). Her experience writing about South American musicians with Indigenous heritage, working in cultural institutions with missions focused on BIPOC artists and communities, and managing programs for K-12 immigrant students of Queens, NY, have strengthened her commitment to developing relevant, educational, and culturally rich public programs and initiatives. In her spare time, Maglyn enjoys playing the music of the Great American Songbook on her keyboard, attending live music performances, and watching mystery shows.