Carnegie Mellon University

Maria Ferrato

Maria Ferrato

M.A. in Rhetoric

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Area of Study

MA in Rhetoric


Maria Ferrato earned her BA in English from Kent State University in 2021. Drawn to the field of education and literacy, she moved to Cleveland, Ohio to serve a year with AmeriCorps via City Year, working with partner teachers in seventh grade math and English classes to provide whole-classroom support and lead after-school tutoring sessions. This experience inspired her interest in pursuing a rhetorical analysis of the texts used in America's education system, leading her to Carnegie Mellon University.


BA, English, professional writing and media literacy concentrations, Kent State University