Makayla-Courtney McGeeney, or Makayla, is a December 2015 graduate of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. With an English/communications degree concentrating on public relations and journalism, Makayla pursued a position as a newspaper reporter for the Bennington Banner and Manchester Journal in Vermont, two months prior to graduating. For roughly 16 months her beat revolved around health, environment, arts, and entertainment in southern Vermont.

In April 2017 Makayla transitioned career focus to take on a brand new role in communications at Tunnel City Coffee in Williamstown, Mass. She was able to create this position while working part-time as a baker.


During the latter years of Makayla’s college career, she invested in a short, 50-page self-published mixed content memoir known as Growing UPstate. She’s currently in the early stages of publishing a book of poems.

The writer grew up in Voorheesville, N.Y. and she now resides in the Berkshires and home of her Alma mater. Outside of writing, Makayla enjoys taking photos and videos, powerlifting, kayaking, and hiking as well as exploring craft beer breweries and traveling throughout New England and the greater northeast.

Freelance inquiries can be directed to mcmcgeeney@gmail.com.