Maris Endres is the Senior Manager of Individual Giving at PEN America. Maris has over six years of experience working in non-profit organizations, most recently at Riverside Park Conservancy as Development Manager and previously at the Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas. A New York native, Maris grew up on Long Island and received her BA in English from SUNY Geneseo. She earned her MFA in Fiction at Columbia University, where she served as the Fiction Editor of the Columbia Journal and taught creative writing in their Summer High School Program. Her work in fiction has appeared in various print and online literary magazines.