Derek Maiolo joined PEC as communications coordinator in April 2023, after receiving his master’s degree in creative writing from Chatham University, where he served as the Margaret L. Whitford Fellow. He also graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oregon, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications.
A Colorado native, Derek worked as a journalist in Steamboat Springs before moving to Pittsburgh. His work appears in The Denver Post, High Country News, The Aspen Times, and elsewhere. When he isn’t working, Derek enjoys getting outdoors, especially on rivers and single-track trails.