MAIS E-Portfolio – Alyssa Palmer

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This is the index page for the e-portfolio for Alyssa Palmer, grad student in the MAIS (Master of the Arts: Interdisciplinary Studies) program at Athabasca University. Please use the links above to navigate the e-portfolio.


Profile PhotoHi everyone! My name is Alyssa Palmer, and my pronouns are she/they. I am a writer and published author, currently living in southern Alberta. When I’m not working at my day job, which has nothing to do with my passions and everything to do with paying the bills, I’m writing, working as a freelance fiction editor, and spending time with my partner and our pets.

I’m looking forward to this degree, as I think that learning is an essential, important part of life. I finished my first degree, a Bachelor of Fine Arts, in 2006, and my health made it impossible to continue on with other education at that time. I’m finally now able to return to education. I hope that this will also help me switch industries and be able to work more flexibly, as I’d like to be able to pursue employment closer to my passions.

Need to get in touch? E-mail me at alyssa (at)

My Goals with the MAIS Program

As mentioned above, I’m finally able to pursue further education after health setbacks through much of my 20s. I love to learn, and adore learning for learning’s sake. With this degree, I would like to broaden my horizons and develop a stronger voice and a stronger purpose. This section will be updated as my ideas grow and change.