Mary Fifield is a published author who has worked in international development for a decade, after spending nearly as many years in communications, teaching, program management, community organizing, and creative pursuits in the public and private sector. As founder and executive director of Amazon Partnerships Foundation, she co-produced the award-winning documentary Life and Breath: Kichwa People Confront Climate Change in the Amazonand she is now principal of Kaleidoscope Consulting.

Her latest fiction will be published in J Journal in fall 2014; her other writing has appeared in Midway JournalMediphors, and Colere, among others. Her story “Elvis Impersonator” won third place in Story’s Famous Fiction contest and her essay, “The Road to Tena”, was anthologized in Women Reinvented: True Stories of Empowerment and Change. 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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