Kelly Hedglin Bowen is an aspiring satirical writer turned reluctant memoirist. Currently, she is enrolled in the MFA in Creative Writing program in Vermont as a G4 (last semester student).
Kelly received her BA in Russian Language from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She spent an exciting time in the early 1990s working and living in the Soviet Union/Russia. This first-hand experience fueled her professional career, which focused on promoting international trade, economic development and foreign direct investment. As an International Trade Representative, she worked as part of a Massachusetts-based trade development team and managed offices in Germany and Israel. She was also a founding member of the U.S. Russia Chamber of Commerce of New England.
Living and traveling abroad drove her curiosity outside of the business realm and into a more creative space where she began to focus on writing non-fiction.
Kelly resides with her family in the hamlet of St. George, Vt. She is a stay-at-home mom and full-time graduate student and serves as Board Chair of the St. George School Board and sitting Director of the Chittenden South Supervisory Union board. Her hobbies include snowboarding, sailing, gardening, and, of course, writing.
Kelly began her term as Student Trustee in May 2014.