Alyssa C. Martino is finishing her MFA in Nonfiction Writing at the University of New Hampshire, where she also teaches writing to undergraduates. She previously worked for two and a half years as a Multimedia Writer/Editor for the American College of Radiology’s award-winning magazine and journal, while managing social media and other multimedia projects. She holds a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies and Creative Writing from Colgate University. She is drawn to overlooked stories that connect people and place.

Alyssa has written extensively for CommonWealth MagazineBoston’s Weekly Dig, and MetroWest Daily News. Her writing has been published or is forthcoming in War, Literature & the Arts, Matador Network, Brazen Careerist, AOL Jobs, Business Insider, Author Magazine, and elsewhere. Her essay, “Finding Refuge in Giving,” about refugees and street vendors, won third place in the 2010 Transitions Abroad Winter Narrative Travel Writing Contest. She was awarded a 2012 Excel Award for Feature Writing for “Joining the Ranks,” an article about Navy radiologists in Afghanistan.