Lana Sims


Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Lana was an Arts & Sciences Fellow in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures in her first year at the University of Pittsburgh. She has studied abroad in Spain on a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and has  spent time studying in Cuba as well. In October of 2015, she presented her essay on Mexican-American literature  at the 6th Annual Crossing Over International Symposium at Cleveland State University. While at Pitt, she looks forward to collaborating with the faculty and getting the opportunity to delve more deeply into her preferred areas of study.


  • B.A, Spanish and International Relations, Cleveland State University (2016)

Areas of Specialization

Afro-Latino studies and Caribbean literature