Maggie Schakel ’01 Hirt
Maggie Schakel ’01 Hirt, her husband Nick and their four children have spent the last six years exploring the world on a sailboat. They have spent time in the Caribbean, Ireland, Scotland and Spain, just to name a few, and are now currently in New Zealand. Nick is able to work remotely from their locations and Maggie homeschools the children along with
writing. Her debut poetry chapbook, Levels of the Ocean was released in 2022 and Her Sea-Filled Arms: Layers of Blue was released in June.