Prior to enrolling in Northern Michigan University's MFA in creative writing program, Roz Roseboro was a Heavy Reading analyst who spent more than two decades covering the telecom market. She continues to share her qualified insight and business writing skills via Light Reading columns, including one on July's Microsoft-AT&T cloud deal. In the creative realm, her essay titled “The Heaviness of Hair” is a finalist for Solstice magazine's Michael Sternberg Award for nonfiction.
As referenced in her essay, Roseboro decided to rejoin academia as a graduate student a couple of years ago.
“I wanted to spend some dedicated time on the craft of writing,” she said. “I also wanted to transition away from a fast-paced corporate life and move into something with more meaning. Teaching seemed like a perfect fit, and an MFA qualifies me to do so. My goal is to teach at the college level. Ideally I would combine my MBA and business writing experience with my MFA and creative writing.”
Roseboro said she chose NMU because its Midwest location appealed to her, as did the opportunity to teach while working on her degree.
“My mother, an educator herself, was familiar with NMU because of her relationship with Professor Kia Jane Richmond, who assured me that I would do well here,” she added.
Roseboro is on track to complete her MFA in May 2022.