Maggie Mahoney was born and raised in West Hartford, Connecticut. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Transcultural Studies Literature with a minor in Journalism from American University in May of 2020. During college, she was heavily involved in student media, especially American University’s literary magazine. Post-college, Maggie began her professional career as a Social Media and Marketing Specialist for a Maryland-based tech startup. On the side, she also began freelancing for various publications in the wedding and mental health spaces. In these roles, she developed her writing and editing skills and gained additional experience with website management, SEO optimization, email marketing, event logistics, and graphic design.