Teacher | Journalist | Professor | Writer
Aurora Lydia Dominguez is a high school teacher, professor, journalist, writer and moderator as well as a cosplayer celebrating all of the pop culture things based in sunny Hollywood, Florida.
Dominguez currently teaches AICE General Paper, AICE Global Perspectives and AP Seminar at Boca Raton Community High School. Dominguez has also taught AICE Media Studies and she is a Florida Department of Education certified teacher in Journalism, English and Spanish. She also holds a certificate in English Literature from Oxford University, with a concentration on Jane Austen and Shakespeare and Politics. She is also in charge of "The Paw Print," Boca Raton High School's newspaper. And, she was one of 50 teachers in the United States honored by Walt Disney World in summer of 2022.
Dominguez also won the honor of Teacher of the Year for Boca Raton Community High School in the school year of 2021-2022. Dominguez is also a college professor, currently teaching at the University of Florida and Florida Atlantic University online. She has also taught at Florida International University, Miami-Dade College University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University. Her expertise is Mass Communications and Journalism teaching at these institutions, where she has taught groups of 19 up to 45 students at a time. She has also served as a writing coach for Florida International University.
Not only does Dominguez teach, but she currently is a freelance journalist, writing for publications such as Book Trib, Thrillist, Book Riot and School Library Journal. She also covers literature and travel for South Florida Gay News. Dominguez was a full-time journalist for over 15 years, working at The San Juan Star in San Juan, Puerto Rico where she was born and raised, and later on at The Miami Herald, Miami.com, Where Magazine and Bauer Xcel Media for publications as J-14 Magazine and Twist Magazine. She also worked as a freelance writer for Book Riot. In these publications, she worked as a reporter, editor, social media editor and senior web editor. Her work took her on many experiences, such as covering the Jurassic World press junket in Hawaii in 2015.
Dominguez is also a seasoned moderator for authors and has worked in conjunction with Books and Books hosting authors such as Marie Lu, Tahereh Mafi, Samantha Shannon and many others. She is also a published author, with her first story, “Harry Potter and My Angel,” that was published on the compilation “Saved by the Page” on November 13, 2018.
Dominguez holds a master’s degree in Mass Communications and Journalism from Florida International University and a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, Journalism, English and Theater from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Dominguez has a passion when it comes to preparing students to become well-versed when it comes to the Journalism and Communications fields. Dominguez is certified in Journalism 6-12, English 6-12 and Spanish K-12 in the state of Florida. She is also the recipient of a 2021-2022 scholarship by the English Speaking Union in Palm Beach County and studied abroad at Oxford University in 2022. She hopes her writing and education career will lead to even more professional opportunities in the future.
Saved by the Page
Aurora is one of the official contributors of the Saved by the Page anthology. The book was written by readers about the life-changing power of books and the impact they have on us. Profound, thought-provoking, personal, and heart-wrenching, these stories are giving a voice to people all around the world.
The anthology is available wherever books are sold.