Our teachers are graduate students in Emerson's MFA/MA program in Writing and Publishing, and have been trained to teach college-level writing in the award-winning Writing Studies Program.

Below are the teachers for 2019-2020:


Will Gibbons is a third-year MFA candidate in Creative Nonfiction at Emerson College. His nonfiction interests include personal essay, profiles, comedy writing, and art criticism, and most of his writing explores ideas of masculinity, creativity, and kindness. He’s a big fan of mismatched socks, books, podcasts, rainy days, and old movie theaters. A few of his current creative heroes are Mr. Rogers, Bill Hader, and Harry Styles.


Megan Fitzgerald is a second year MFA Creative Writing student at Emerson College. Born in Kansas, raised in Florida, and now a Bostonian, Megan pours her environments and experiences into prose. She compares her writing style to that of a zoo: diverse and wild, thus being short story writer, a playwright and a screenwriter. Apart from writing, she loves running, developing relationships with people, and supporting all things “craft” and “local”.


Dana Guth is an MA student in Emerson College's Writing, Literature, and Publishing program. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised on a steady diet of comic books, music magazines, and crabcakes. Now living in Boston, Dana is passionate about the intersection of literature, art, technology, and the environment. You can find her whispering to her plants and furiously scribbling notes into poetry collections on the MBTA. 

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José Martinez Jr is a third-year MFA candidate in fiction at Emerson College. He was born and raised in Rhode Island as a native of Pawtucket. A son of Mexican immigrant parents, his stories primarily explore issues of Mexican & Mexican-American identity, immigration, loneliness, and family. Writers that he looks up to include Jiyun Lee, Rosario Castellanos, Valeria Luiselli, and E.M. Forster. When neither reading nor writing, Jose enjoys obsessively listening to The National, supporting his local cinema, and watching soccer (Aúpa Atleti!).


Gabriela Montelongo is a poet, MFA candidate, and Redivider reader at Emerson College. A Mexican-American from the El Paso-Juarez region, Gabriela writes about growing up, personal trauma, and family eddied by the powerful winds of tradition and the Chihuahua desert. She craves a big, steaming bowl of menudo during even the hottest summers and like any desert rat loves hard rains and thunderstorms.


Nehal Mubarak is a third-year MFA candidate in fiction at Emerson College whose prose and poetry have been published online and in print. Nehal writes to make sense of her Sudani-American identity and is influenced by a wide variety of writers such as Jhumpa Lahiri, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Alice Munro, and William Trevor. Originally from Dallas, TX, Nehal enjoys both her tea and coffee with more than a splash of milk and, being a child of the Nile, seeks large bodies of water wherever she goes. Nehal also teaches first-year composition at Emerson and is a senior fiction reader for Redivider.


San Pham is an emerging artist from Ann Arbor, MI. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and is currently pursuing her M.F.A. at Emerson College in Boston, where she now resides. She is interested in combining art and writing to decrease stigma and create dialogue on mental health. Her work centers around her identity as a 2nd generation Vietnamese American, being diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder, and as a woman going through Puberty 2. She loves the sun.



Rebecca Rubin is a second year MFA candidate in poetry at Emerson College. She was born (and still resides in) the smallest state, but loves to travel and write about everything she encounters. Other than travel writing, she likes to explore familial relationships through her poetry.