Marla is a 36 year old single mom with 4 children. She has been working as a lay medical assistant and phlebotomist for the past 15 years. She has her GED and one semester of community college credits. She is an internationally recognized published poet who tours frequently and who has also produced and distributed her own spoken word album. She teaches several informal on-line creative writing courses every year and hosts a writing retreat for women of color. She wants to obtain her MFA in creative writing as quickly and inexpensively as possible so that she may teach professionally at the undergraduate level. She cannot afford to quit her job in health care while she works toward her graduate degree.
*Recognized achievement in desired field *Proven track record as an autodidact *Must complete BA and MFA as quickly and inexpensively as possible