Mary Fifield 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. She is principal of Kaleidoscope Consulting, which supports non-profit organizations and foundations with strategic planning, communications, and community engagement, and founder and former executive director of Amazon Partnerships Foundation.  Her essay, “The Road to Tena”, was anthologized in 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’ DojoOther fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in Midway JournalMediphors, ColereIntercom,  Verbsap, and other publications. Her story “Elvis Impersonator” won third place in Story magazine’s Famous Fiction contest. She co-produced the award-winning documentary Life and Breath: Kichwa People Confront Climate Change in the Amazon. 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.

The views expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent the opinions of any employers past, present, or future.

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