Maryann Ullmann holds an MFA in Fiction from Chatham University where she was awarded the 2011-2013 Margaret L. Whitford Fellowship. In her time at Chatham, she served as co-chair of the MFA Student Council, organized monthly student readings, earned a certificate in creative writing pedagogy, and taught classes at Pittsburgh CAPA, the Allegheny County Jail, and EarthINK. She’s also a travel addict who has lived abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she organized a network of expat writers. She has published a variety of stories, essays, articles, and poems relating to her explorations of culture and social and environmental issues in outlets such as Permafrost, Prime Number, Halfway Down the Stairs, International Living, Cultural Survival Quarterly, and Whole Terrain, among others.