Jamie McGhee graduated from Duke University with a degree in International Relations and dreams of being a creative writer - dreams she's now realizing as a musical theatre writer in NYC. As a proud St. Thomian, she's passionate about global black identities, black representation in media, and leather-bound notebooks. She also loves backpacking through a new country at a moment's notice, and speaks Spanish, Swahili and Standard Arabic.

She won Duke's most prestigious literary prize, the Rudolph William Rosati Creative Writing Award, in 2016. In 2015, she won the Ann Flexner Poetry Prize, placed second in the Reynolds Price Fiction Awards, was named a Diversity Scholar at Upright Citizens Brigade LA, and was shortlisted for Chimamanda Adichie's Farafina Trust Workshop. She's currently writing a book called Baldwin and the Bible with Duke professor Dr. Adam Hollowell.