Annie Avilés is a writer and university lecturer whose work focuses on the environment, immigration, and rural life. Her prose and reportage are published by The Atlantic, Harper's, Smithsonian Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other outlets. A longtime foreign correspondent and regular contributor to National Public Radio, Annie's audio stories can be heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and The World. Her work has earned awards from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Fulbright Program, the Arthur L. Carter Center at NYU, Middlebury College, Johns Hopkins, and the University of California. She has taught at Boston University, the SALT Institute, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Southern Maine. Annie is also a founding member of the media studio Ruraliste.

Born in rural Maine, Annie spent much of her life in the Andes, living in Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. She is now based in Maine.