A few fun facts about me:
I'm originally from Hawaii and the San Francisco Bay Area and was educated at Grinnell College in Iowa where I received a degree in anthropology. After working a variety of jobs including large-scale event planning, teaching English abroad, giving historical city tours on refurbished WWII amphibious landing craft, and working at a mid-sized PR firm, I decided to apply to MFA programs. I'm currently writing to you from my office in Carbondale, Illinois where I'm pursuing an MFA (in fiction) at Southern Illinois University's three-year, fully funded program.
You can find out more about me (plus a sample statement of purpose) on my blog where I'll also be periodically posting MFA related things (SIUC and otherwise). I know a lot of folks at other programs, and I've done quite a bit of research on what's out there over the past two years (even for post-MFA avenues), so if anyone has questions, please feel free to ask. I look forward to helping out in any way I can.