Laura Tillman (2013)

M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction

"The mentoring at Goucher went far beyond my expectations, approaching each student and project as unique, with its own set of creative, ethical and technical challenges. Goucher takes the time to educate its students on the practical side of the publishing business, bringing in speakers who talk candidly about pitching top magazines and radio programs, and traveling to New York to meet with the agents and publishing houses that can provide the most current information on how to navigate a process that might otherwise be mysterious."

Laura Tillman is an award-winning freelance journalist and writer interested in the way culture intersects with topics like immigration, business, education, health and crime. She started her career as a staff reporter at The Brownsville Herald, on the Texas-Mexico border. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Pacific Standard, and The Wall Street Journal

"What Does It Take for Traumatized Kids to Thrive?" (Pacific Standard, May/June 2013) 

"A Vale of Terror, Transcended" (The New York Times, January 2014)