She is the author of Finding Mañana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus, and of HUNTING SEASON: IMMIGRATION AND MURDER IN AN ALL-AMERICAN TOWN. Her work has been included in several anthologies including To Mend the World: Women Reflect on 9/11, Written into History: Pulitzer Prize Reporting of the Twentieth Century from The New York Times, and How Race is Lived in America.
Ojito is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Board of Trustees of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation. She contributes to several publications, in English and Spanish, and writes a twice-a-month column for The Miami Herald. She lives in Manhattan with her three children. Visit her at www.mirtaojito.com.