Emma DeansEmma Deans is most interested in telling stories about connections to place. She has deep roots in Maine, but enjoys traveling, as well as sports, music, hiking, and reflecting. Emma has a love for the simple but important things in life like warm cups of coffee, friendly dogs, inspiring sunsets, and creative art.

Emma is currently a Communications Associate at Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine, where she fills a variety of roles in the areas of social media outreach, press work, multimedia productions, day-to-day communications, and website curation, as well as serving as a contributing writer/photographer/editor for Postscripts Alumni Magazine.

She has also worked as a Communications Assistant at the nonprofit Ecotrust (Portland, Oregon); a Multimedia Director for a residential, children’s summer camp called Kingsley Pines (Raymond, Maine); and as an English Teaching Assistant (University of Maine at Farmington). She served a six-month AmeriCorps position as a trail crew member for the Montana Conservation Corps.

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M.S. Multimedia Journalism —> University of Oregon (Portland)

B.F.A. Creative Writing —> University of Maine at Farmington

Certificate in Documentary Writing —> Salt Institute for Documentary Studies (Portland, Maine)

National Student Exchange Semester —> Humboldt State University (northern California)

Photojournalism travel course in England and Spain.

Click Here For A List of Writing Achievements (opens pdf)

In the Media

NAC Rep for NCAA Woman of the Year

Feature Article in UMF Alumni Magazine

Article in the Morning Sentinel