Marcela Morán is an award-winning filmmaker and educator. She is an Associate Professor of Communication at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas. Morán is a border woman, raised on the US/Mexico border in Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México. Her work deals with migration/immigration, border landscape and bicultural issues.

Morán has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University’s School of Film and a an undergraduate in Radio/TV/Film from the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has been showcased at numerous international film festivals, galleries and conferences. As of 2013, Morán's documentary short titled "Audiencia" became part of Mexic-Arte's permanent collection.