Eddie Vega is a writer, photographer, and digital communications and social media marketing specialist. His freelance news writing and photography have appeared in the Washington Post, T.V. Guide, Backstage Magazine, Billboard Magazine, The Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, New York Resident Magazine, DNA Info, Gothamist, Austin-American Statesman, and The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, among many others. His fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous anthologies, school textbooks, and journals, including, Literature for Life and Work, Little Havana Blues, Parnassus: Poetry in Review, The Brooklyn Review, and River Styx, and more recently My Perspectives: English Language Arts published by Pearson. As a staff reporter for American Lawyer Media, he published over 400 articles covering verdicts and settlements, and later wrote press releases, report summaries, blog posts and other editorial content for the New York City Independent Budget Office.
Prior to his work in journalism and public communications, he taught writing and literature at Palm Beach State College, Florida, as full-time faculty for nearly ten years. Currently, he teaches and writes part time, as a composition and cultural studies adjunct professor at Boricua College, New York, and as a contributing editor to Blue Now, a police magazine that serves law enforcement officers in New York and New Jersey.
Eddie volunteers his tech communications and web design skills to the W.B. Yeats Society of New York, and helps backstage and in the kitchen at the Amateur Comedy Club in Murray Hill. In his spare time, he grows plants from seed and is learning to code in Ruby to augment his knowledge of HTML and CSS. He has a strong interest in philosophy (especially the works of Kierkegaard and William of Occam), the history of religion, and quantum theory. For fun, he attends Flamenco concerts and theatrical plays.
Eddie holds degrees in literature, writing, and journalism from Columbia University and Brooklyn College (CUNY).