Raised in central Arkansas, Jennie McNulty is currently a senior at the University of Central Arkansas aiming to graduate in May with a major in Writing and a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. Though experimenting with all genres of writing, her particular areas of focus are poetry and non-fiction. Jennie first began publishing in high school through the school’s literary magazine and as Opinion Editor and Columnist of the school’s award winning paper, receiving various awards at both local and state levels. More recent publications are poetry, art, and non-fiction pieces in the UCA Vortex, 2003 and 2004 editions, earning the first place non-fiction award in 2004. In April of 2004 she was awarded First Place for excellence in magazine poetry by the Arkansas College Media Association.
Outside of writing, Jennie is a part-time dance instructor in Conway, AR, where she teaches ballet, tap, and pointe to ages 3-Adult. As a college freshman she formed a dance student organization, Alabaster Dance, for UCA students, and has managed and taught the team since. The team focuses on combining various types of dance as a form of ministry, which they share by traveling across the state performing. In addition, Jennie has recently ventured out as an entrepreneur, making and selling her clothing designs at a local boutique.
Her current writing project is a senior thesis for the UCA Honors College, which is centered on the topic of Christianity and the arts and how the two should co-exist in today’s society.