Zachary Bloom graduated from UMass Amherst, summa cum laude, in 2011, with a major in English with a letter of specialization in Creative Writing and a minor in Spanish. As an undergraduate, he attended the UMass Oxford Summer Seminar at Trinity College, where he took a course in Modern Irish Literature. He also spent a semester in Granada, Spain, where he honed his Spanish fluency and took a course in Hispanic Studies, focusing especially on art history, politics and Spanish modernist literature. His senior thesis, "Reality's Dark Dream: Chaos and Order in Paradise Lost," traced the interplay of Milton's lifelong fears and ambitions -- political, religious and personal -- through their culmination in his epic poem.
Fancying himself a writer, Zachary nonetheless has an abiding interest in politics and the law, the creative possibilities of which only became clear to him during his year-long grapple with Milton.
When not at work he reads, writes and pursues his life's other great calling as a bon vivant.