Mariel Tishma is a creative writer trying to prove that she really is a successful human being, and not three red squirrels inside a human shaped coat.

She served as an Assistant Editor with Hektoen International, a journal covering the medical humanities.

She worked as the distribution director and all-purpose intern for SOILED, an architecture, design, and literary magazine.

She has written for Chief Learning Officer as an editorial intern.

She’s been published in Bloodbond, Hektoen InternationalArgot Magazine, Syntax and SaltThe Artifice, and Fickle Muses. She won Columbia College Chicago’s Honors Research Award in June of 2017 for her piece “Textspeak Speaking.” 

Through 2017 and 2018 she freelanced for the Chicago Council on Science and Technology to write a few pieces regarding their history, impact, and response to the world at large.

In September of 2017 she worked with Punctuate. Columbia College Chicago’s nonfiction magazine as an Assistant Editor and Blog Coordinator. She interned with Elephant Rock Books reading for their Summer YA contest, the Helen Sheehan Book Prize. She has also managed social media content for breathe bar (a meditation studio in Chicago’s West Loop).

She graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a creative writing degree and a minor in biology.

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