Marianne Amoss, MA, is an award-winning writer and communications professional. She is currently the Director of Communications at the Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, which addresses declining life expectancy in the United States using the tools of public health. Previously, Marianne was Communication Manager at the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, also at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she managed communications around reproductive health research, advocacy, and programs in the developing world. She has also been a writer at a web design company and an editor at a monthly magazine.
Marianne holds an MA in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in English and Spanish from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Her writing has appeared in Fast Company’s Co.Design blog, Johns Hopkins Magazine, The Baltimore Sun, and more; she also works as a freelance proofreader, mostly for cultural institutions. Every year, she looks forward to volunteering as a writing coach and essay judge for the Baldwin Prize essay contest at Baltimore City College. Marianne lives in Baltimore with her husband and daughter.