Maryam Keramaty received her bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism from Simmons University and a graduate certificate in public relations from Emerson College. Currently, she is a student at GrubStreet in Boston, where she studies the craft of writing memoir and personal essay. She is working on a collection of essays. Her work has been published in The Manifest-Station. Maryam’s other creative pursuits are nature photography, mixed-media collage, and cooking.