Marcela Davison Avilés is a prominent American essayist, independent producer, attorney, and
Latino cultural dramaturge and advisor. Avilés served as Lead Cultural Consultant for Disney/
Pixar’s COCO and cultural consultant for Amazon Studios and Amblin Entertainment. Her
production company, Chapultepec Group, is currently developing several original projects for
film, television and the concert hall. She is a contributing writer for the Mercury News and
National Public Radio. Her guest columns and features have been published by CNN.com, the San Francisco Chronicle, HipLatina.com, ModernLatina.com, the American Banker and
Harvard University’s Revista Magazine.