Camille Hermida-Fuentes

Camille Hermida-Fuentes

Administrative Associate (she/her)

I’m SAL’s Administrative Associate, so I do a little bit of everything, giving our various departments support wherever it might be needed. I put together our daily finance reports, am on the ground at events, send out our correspondence, and keep the office running smoothly.

I grew up in Orlando, Florida and the suburbs of Dallas, so I was shaped by hot temperatures, lots of Cuban food, and an affinity for longhorns and sea turtles. I always pined for a writer-in-the-big-city life, so I headed to New York City to study Creative Writing at Fordham University.

Before SAL, I worked for film festivals and other literary nonprofits. My days were full of watching independent films, making/eating lots of buttery popcorn, and tracking down every advanced reading copy I could get my hands on. I’m a big believer in the power of bringing people who love the arts together, so I really enjoy being behind the scenes, planning events that celebrate the written word and create artistic community here at SAL.

My desk is decorated with visual mementos of places I’ve lived–a watercolor of the mountains in Colorado, a postcard featuring people walking past the Museum of Modern Art at sunset, a stapler shaped like an alligator, my cherished green cowboy hat ring, and a print of Edward Hopper’s New York Movie as a throwback to my days working as a movie theater usher at Lincoln Center. I drink copious amounts of cappuccinos so there’s always a mug, too.

When I’m not working, you can find me editing my latest short story, watching a movie, or at a ballet class–I danced for about a decade growing up and after a decade long hiatus, I’m back!

My ideal Seattle Sunday would start with a bike ride through Volunteer Park, then heading up to Ballard for the delicious pork tamales at La Carta de Oaxaca, picking out a new fiction read at SPL, and catching a throwback film or talk at Northwest Film Forum.