U-Club 204, UCB 291
Mara Vahratian joined the Arts and Sciences First-Year Advising Center in 2012. She is originally from southeastern Michigan. In 2005, she graduated from the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!) with a BA in English/Creative Writing. She completed a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Arizona in 2007. After graduate school and a brief stint as a barista, Mara worked in the Pre-Health Professions Advising Center at the University of Arizona from 2007 to 2012, working with students interested in health professional careers. She is excited to support first-year students at CU.
In her spare time, Mara likes to hike, run, read, write, cook, listen to music, travel, and spend time with friends and loved ones. She is the author of a poetry chapbook, Soaptrees, and is working to convince herself that yes, this is finally the year to buckle down and complete her full-length manuscript.