Lecturer, Professional Writing Certificate
Aimée Baker's first collection of poetry, Doe, won the 2016 Akron Prize and was published by the University of Akron Press in 2018. This collection of poetry about missing and unidentified women has been turned into a documentary film, She, featuring Emmy Award-Nominated actress Kate Mulgrew along with Raven Goodwin and Coco Jones. She, which Baker stars in and co-wrote, has won the Best Documentary Feature at the Boston Independent Film Festival (2022) and an Award of Recognition for a Documentary Feature at the Impact Docs Awards (2022). It has also been an official selection at the Cannes International Cinema Festival (2021), The Paus Premiers Festival (2021), Toronto International Women Film Festival (2021), First-Time Filmmaker Sessions by Lift-Off Global Network (2021), LA Independent Women Film Awards (2022), and the New York Independent Cinema Awards (2022).
As a first generation high school graduate and college student, Aimée received her B.A. in English and History from St. Lawrence University and her M.F.A. in Fiction from Arizona State University. At ASU, she held writing and teaching residencies in India and China. She was also the Prose Editor of ASU’s literary journal Hayden’s Ferry Review.
Prior to joining the faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh, she worked professionally as a writer and program developer for arts and healthcare nonprofits. Now, she heads the Professional Writing Certificate and serves as executive editor at Saranac Review.