The daughter of a spy, Omaira has always had a curious spirit and a zest for investigation.
Originally from everywhere from New York to Germany, she mostly grew up in small-town Texas where her love of trespassing into all places “haunted” left her with many interesting stories and scars.
After graduating from University of Texas-Pan American where she studied Communications, and worked briefly as a journalist, and in academia before shifting from fact-checking to fiction. She got an MFA in screenwriting from the University of Southern California, and in 2011 became a fellow of the NHMC Writers Program.
Her first staff gig was for The Kitchen Musical (AXN Asia). The room was ahead of its time meeting virtually on Skype before virtual writers’ room became all the rage. This unique opportunity was offered to her by a former grad school colleague who was running the show back in Singapore and wanted to work with writers whose work she knew and trusted.
She has since written for Station 19 (ABC) and East Los High (Hulu). She also wrote for two STARZ mini rooms for Family Crimes created by David Ayer and a soapy remake of the telenovela Teresa.
Omaira is part of a writing team and is repped by Valor Entertainment. You can find her on IG @omigal.
Omaria’s warmth made it quite easy to open up about ideas without me feeling like my ideas were awful. She was great at explicitly pointing out where something in my story lacked or might need a little cherry on top to make something more impactful. I have taken a writing class previously and Script Anatomy was extremely different. My previous writing class was great, but Script Anatomy really helped with pulling out my ideas with the various worksheets that were given throughout the course. I’ve had so many writing breakthroughs through SA and I appreciate Omaira for graciously assisting me through the process. I look forward to taking another class with SA (specifically with Omaira).