Megan Galbraith is a writer, editor, and communications strategist who has led teams in admissions, advancement, and media relations at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, The Sage Colleges, The State University of New York, Emma Willard School, among others.
Galbraith brings a dynamic, thoughtful, and strategic approach to writing and communications. She combines brand and mission, with provocative storytelling, that shows the impact and importance of your institution. This strategy provides a distinct advantage in raising and sustaining giving, identifying and enrolling the best and brightest students, and boosting brand awareness.
Her work has earned gold and silver awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and has been recognized by The American Marketing Association, Graphic Design USA, and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), among others.
An accomplished journalist, her stories have appeared in The Times Union, Hudson Valley Magazine, Montana Magazine, and Finger Lakes Magazine, among others.
Megan is a 2016 Saltonstall Fellow and Director of The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont Young Writers Institute at Bennington College. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Catapult, PANK, Entropy, The Review Review, Literary Orphans, Hotel Amerika, ASSAY: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Atticus Review, Consequence, The Lost Daughters, Danse Macabre, Drafthorse, The Notebook, TueNight.com and Rosebud. It has also been featured on WAMC/NPR’s 51 Percent.
Her essay, “Sin Will Find You Out,” was selected as The Top 5 Longreads of the Week. It was mentioned in LitHub’s Daily roundup of The Best of The Literary Internet, and in the “What I’m Reading” section of The Ann Friedman Weekly.
Her essay, Timepiece, was selected by Xu Xi as a finalist for the AWP WC&C Scholarship and she was a Scholar at Bindercon 2014 in NYC. She was guest editor of The Notebook: A Progressive Journal for Rural Girls and Women, and has served on the editorial board of The Grassroots Women Project.
She is at work on a collection of essays titled, The Guild of the Infant Saviour. Part social history, part memoir, the collection examines motherhood, nature/nurture, shame, identity, and the transformation of New York City through her lens as an adoptee, and through stories her birthmother told her. She is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars and also runs The Dollhouse.
Galbraith holds a B.A. in Journalism from Penn State University, and an M.F.A. in Writing and Literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars.
She lives on a farm in Upstate New York with her husband, 25 cows, three rescue dogs, two barn cats, and a pair of sons who plan to be dairy farmers.
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Megan Culhane Galbraith