Stacy graduated in 2006 from Emerson College where she studied Writing, Literature and Publishing. She was inspired to study poetry specifically through her participation as a high school student in Youth Speaks, a youth writing and slam poetry organization in New York. She continued her passion for written expression by working at a women’s literary organization dedicated to furthering women’s words. After being encouraged by the breadth and dedication of the Providence arts community, Stacy decided to pursue her MFA in Creative Writing this January, with a focus in the poetics, at Bennington College in Vermont. She hopes to fuse her graduate studies and her experience as a mentor at New Urban Arts to create something powerful and full of words!