Aja Zoecklein is the corporate support associate for the Upper Valley region. Prior to joining the VPR team in March 2020, she worked as the Associate Director of the MFA in Film program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Previously, she owned and operated Sweet Mangata, a wholesale bakery specializing in custom and wholesale gluten-free and vegan items. For fun, Aja enjoys riding her Icelandic horses, reading a good book, and home renovations. She is also a published writer, with a background in mixed-media art and photography. Aja holds an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Vermont.
A native Vermonter, she now lives in an old farmhouse in Barnard with her husband and three children.