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Shannon L Kafka

Starting in Fall of 2016, Shannon will be an MFA Candidate with a concentration in poetry at University of Massachusetts, Boston. With a background in law, a degree in Psychology, and a minor in creative writing, she plans to focus on integrative and restorative art programs for trauma survivors, veterans and disadvantaged populations. Born in the Cayman Islands to military parents, as a daughter of veterans, and of a step-father who served in Vietnam, she is currently an active member of Warrior Writers, a non-profit veteran-focused arts organization.