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Amy Mackin holds a BA in Communications that culminated in a capstone enthusiastically challenging Marshall McLuhan’s assertion, “The future of the book is the blurb.” She went on to receive an MFA in Creative Writing and, after several years working in the nonprofit sector, earned a second graduate degree in American Studies with a particular focus on Women’s Social History and American Labor Culture. Her academic and creative work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals with circulations from regional to global, and she has taught classes in Nonfiction Writing and Women’s History.

Amy’s professional communications experience ranges from writing and editing for Boston-based private companies and nonprofits to working with worldwide media agencies and has primarily focused on the social sciences, public health, and higher education sectors. She has also engaged in many volunteer activities, including grant-writing for independent schools, English instruction to non-native speakers, and serving as editorial staff of an award-winning literary journal.

In addition to her degrees in Communications, Creative Writing, and American Studies, Amy holds certificates in Applied DEI Strategies, Postsecondary Teaching, and Human Resource Management and has completed academic work in Two-Dimensional Design and Strategic Planning. She loves the fickle weather and spectacular landscapes of New England, where she resides with her family and always at least one friendly feline.