Shanna Yetman, MFA
Shanna Yetman serves as the Communications Coordinator for the Institute of Environmental Sustainability. She is the primary writer/editor for the Institute’s e-Newsletter, annual report and a number of other communications materials that come out of IES. She also regularly coordinates media requests and updates the website. Yetman has worked to strategically market a number of the Institute’s initiatives including the annual climate change conference, Healing Earth, LUREC and IES student enrollment. At IES, she has worked to improve both internal and external communications and has collaborated to develop the Student Bulletin Board, Student e-blast and Dean's Bulletin.
- BA in English, Wellesley College
- MFA in Fiction Writing, University of Maryland--College Park
- 2014 recipient of Chicago's Individual Artist Grant, sponsored by DCASE (Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events).
Yetman is a fiction writer. Her fiction has appeared online in Connotation Press and the Writing Disorder. Her story, The Miracle Is to Walk this Earth, is the winner for the New Millennium Writings 39th Competition for flash fiction. This same piece also received an honorable mention from Glimmer Train for their Family Matters Flash Fiction Contest. In print, her short stories have appeared in Chicago's very own food literature magazine: Graze and the University of Michigan's Bear River Review, which publishes work from the Bear River Writer's Conference.