Fiama Mastrangelo

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Pensacola, FL
University Of West Florida
Makeup, Women's And Gender Studies, Theater And Film
  • Fiama works as a freelance writer in Pensacola, Florida, where she writes local-interest pieces for Ballinger Publishing's numerous periodicals. Her work can be found in Ballinger's various publications such as The Downtown Crowd, Pensacola Magazine, and Business Climate Magazine.
  • At the University of West Florida, Fiama took numerous composition and literature classes during her time as an English dual-major. She found a natural inclination for queer and feminist theory while writing film analyses of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."
  • Fiama has been involved in her community theater since she was 14 years old. She initially began working backstage at shows as the in-house special effects makeup artist, and at age 16, Fiama joined the makeup team for Pensacola's Fashion Week, where she had the chance to exhibit her editorial beauty looks.


Fiama is an experienced academic writer with an interdisciplinary educational background that includes English literature, philosophy, and behavioral sciences. After interning with Ballinger Publishing in Pensacola, Fiama began working with the company as a freelance writer, contributing articles to their numerous publications including The Downtown Crowd, Pensacola Magazine, and Business Climate Magazine. Her artistic background as a special effects makeup artist and actor lend to her immense appreciation for media and entertainment. As a psychology student, her undergraduate thesis research delves into the healing power of artistic expression and provides a solid foundation for understanding the complexities of the human experience.


Fiama is an undergraduate student at the University of West Florida, earning her Bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in writing. As a student in the interdisciplinary Kugelman honors program, Fiama has received a vigorous education that integrates arts and science perspectives into a cohesive framework for research and writing.
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