Amma-1Amma Marfo is a thoughtful yet incurably silly independent higher education professional, writer, and editor based in Boston, MA. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island, and a Master of Education from the University of South Florida.

Amma is an avid and prolific writer; she writes often for her own blog (“The Dedicated Amateur”), and is a regular contributor to Wiley’s Women in Higher Education newsletter, comedy criticism website The Interrobang, and Crowdcentric’s Social Media Week. She is also the author of three books:

  • The I’s Have It: Reflections on Introversion in Student Affairs (2014),
  • Light It Up: Engaging the Introverted Student Leader (2015), and
  • Cultivating Creativity (2017)

Amma is a dynamic and sought-after speaker on topics such as leadership, group dynamics, creativity, and incorporating your values into your work and larger goals. She speaks on college and university campuses across the country, at regional and national conferences, and has partnered with organizations like HubSpot, Wayfair, Ovia Health, and General Assembly.

She is an outspoken advocate for creativity, believes strongly in the power of humor, and looks forward to helping you find the way you live and work best. Her other interests include live comedy, surfing, trivia, and gluten-free cooking/baking. You can follow her on Instagram @ammamarfo.

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