Mary Fifield, founder and former executive director of Amazon Partnerships Foundation, is a published author who has worked in international development for almost a decade, after spending nearly as many years in communications, teaching, program management, community organizing, and creative pursuits in the public and private sector. Her most recent work, “The Road to Tena”, appeared in the anthology Women Reinvented: True Stories of Empowerment and Change, and an excerpt from her novel Twenty-one Letters from Santa Lucia was published by the Writers’ Dojo. Other fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in Midway Journal, Mediphors, Colere, Intercom, Verbsap, and other publications. Her story “Elvis Impersonator” won third place in Story magazine’s Famous Fiction contest. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from San Diego State University and is fluent in Spanish. Currently she is working on a book-length project on her experience building a grassroots organization in the Amazon. (View full curriculum vitae here.)
Contact Mary at marymfifield (at) gmail (dot) com.
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