Mary Mangual

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Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Bachelor of Arts in English Creative Writing, minor in Political Science 

August 2016-May 2020

Major GPA: 3.8/4.0; Cumulative GPA: 3.6 /4.0

Emerson College, Boston, MA

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, concentration in Fiction 

August 2020-Spring 2023  

GPA: 3.97/4.0

Writing, Research, and Reporting

Writing for The Boston Globe Magazine 

Emerson College , Jan. 2021-April 2021 

  • Discussed the narrative-writing and industry conventions specific to the magazine landscape. 
  • Engaged with the ethical questions raised by the contemporary journalism industry’s financial realities and explored the role journalists play in a just and equitable democracy.
  • Experienced the editing process and published three articles. 

Freelance Writer—EBSCO Business Book Summaries

Oct. 2020-Present 

  • Summarize recently-published books on timely topics in business and leadership into actionable 2,000 word outlines followed by discussion prompts. 
  • Adhere to The Chicago Manual of Style in addition to in-house style guidelines.  

Intern Reporter—The Georgia Voice

Atlanta, GA, Aug. 2018 – Feb. 2019

  • Wrote 15 U.S. and world news articles for an online and bi-monthly Atlanta LGBTQ media outlet: 
  • Web article “Labor Dept. Uses “Religious Liberty” to Discriminate, LGBTQ Advocates Say” featured in an Aug. 2018 Twitter post by the Human Rights Campaign (@HRC).

Academic Research Certificate

Emory Libraries and Information Technology, June 2019

  • Received certification after completing a series of workshops designed to familiarize student researchers with copyright standards and source gathering methods.

Projects and Initiatives

Student Assistant—Samuel Beckett Letters Project

Emory University, Aug. 2018 – Aug. 2020  

  • Collaborated with the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship on an initiative to make over 16,000 letters accessible to researchers in a database with interactive annotations. 
  • Performed research throughout the data-tagging process to identify people and entities referenced in the playwright’s personal and professional correspondence. Wrote short descriptions and biographical blurbs for newly verified mentions.    

Student Researcher—Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases/NPR Buried Truths

Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Sept. 2018 – Dec. 2018 

  • Investigated the 1962 police killing of A.C. Hall in Macon, GA as part of the Civil Rights Cold Cases project directed by journalist Hank Klibanoff at Emory University.
  • Involved in the research and development stages of the corresponding season of Buried Truths, the Peabody and Edward R. Murrow award-winning NPR podcast based on the cold case initiative.


Instructor—First Year Writing Program

Emerson College Writing Studies Department, Aug. 2021-Present 

  • Teach WR101: Introduction to College Writing and WR121: Introduction to Research Writing.