Zoë Sessums is a writer and artist. She was raised in Gainesville, Florida, spent some formative years seaside in Massachusetts, had a short stint in the Bay Area and has currently set up shop back in New York City.
She attended Eastside High School's International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. The academically challenging and balanced programme of education addresses the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students, and is respected by universities across the globe.
Next, she spent two wonderful, eye-opening years at Maryland Institute College of Art. She majored in Fiber and minored in Creative Writing. She learned two- and three-dimensional approaches to many mediums while gaining the technical skills needed to fully investigate the possibilities of art.
Zoë graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida in December 2016, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism with a concentration in art. While at UF, she was a stringer for the local Independent Florida Alligator; interned for the college-based website RevelU; wrote articles for Elite Daily; created and served as an editorial assistant for a digital health and wellness publication, the Student Body; and interned with The New Potato, New York Magazine's Strategist, and Sight Unseen — aka food, shopping, and art.
Zoë currently freelances for Epicurious, Bon Appétit, Sight Unseen, and PopSugar. While her focus is mainly the written word, she is a creative jack-of-all-trades and loves to collage, play the drums, and whip up something full of visual delight.