Maureen O'Brien

McGill University – B.A.
Brown University – M.A.

Professional focus: I teach ninth-grade Fundamentals of Composition and Journalism

Scholarly or professional activities: My undergraduate degree is in English literature and my first Master of Arts is in teaching. I am pursuing an M.A. in literature through the Bread Loaf Program at Oxford. I formerly worked in advertising for two New York firms, leading strategy for digital campaigns among other activities.

Grew up: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Favorite music or musician: Beyonce all day

Favorite book or author: If I had to choose one, Beloved by Toni Morrison

Favorite TV show or movie: The Sopranos!

Typical Saturday routine: I like a no-routine Saturday. I love to go on a stroll with my family or get pancakes at a diner.