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KCET has named Downey native Marisa Urrutia Gedney one of its "Iconic Women in Literary L.A."
At 28, Gedney is operations director for 826LA, a non-profit "dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write."
Just recently Gedney was also named to Forbe's "30 Under 30" list in education.
Although Gedney no longer lives in Downey, she is certainly representing her hometown well.