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Michi Trota

Department: Admission
Title: Associate Director of Communications and Marketing
Phone: (630) 969-0800 x7219

B.F.A., Writing, Literature & Publishing, Emerson College

Michi Trota '92 joined The Avery Coonley School Development staff as Associate Director of Communications and Marketing in July 2017. She has over 20 years of experience in communications, editing, writing, and community-building for professional associations, nonprofits, and legacy companies. Before joining ACS, Ms. Trota was the Content Development and Growth, Manager, at Encyclopedia Britannica.

Ms. Trota continues to pursue professional development in her field as a speaker and essayist, particularly focusing on critical analyses and discussions of popular media, diversity, representation, and social justice. She is a three-time Hugo Award winning editor for her work on Uncanny: A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the first Filipina to win the award.

Ms. Trota is also a returning ACS alumnus. She is a member of the graduating class of 1992, and a member of the ACS Alumni Council. When not working, writing, or speaking at a convention, she spends a lot of time cooking and baking, performing as a firespinner, or reading at home with her husband and two cats.

Pronouns: She/Her
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