Amy Mackin

Amy holds a BA in Communication and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is particularly interested in the place where the science of communication and the creative arts intersect—her master’s thesis examined numerous artistic interpretations of the life and work of Alan Turing, the brilliant mathematician and WWII cryptographer who is considered to be a founding father of modern computer science. Amy’s essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Shriver Report, The Writer Magazine, Literary Mama, Ploughshares, and Witness, among others. She is currently working on a memoir.

Amy is also a nonprofit development professional specializing in healthcare. She has several years of prior experience as a freelance editor, during which she worked on a variety of projects for global media and marketing agencies, tech companies, healthcare organizations, and law firms. She has engaged in several volunteer activities, including grant-writing for independent schools and English instruction to non-native speakers. In addition to her education in Communication and Creative Writing, Amy holds a certificate in Human Resources/Personnel Management and has completed academic work in Two-Dimensional Design. She was born and raised in New England, where she continues to reside with her husband and children.