M.K. Koszycki is a writer, editor, stylist and music enthusiast.
A native of the D.C. metro area, she graduated from George Mason University (GMU) in 2016 with a degree in communication and public relations. She also minored in conflict analysis and resolution, where she focused her studies on combating human trafficking both in the U.S. and beyond. While at GMU, she served as vice president of risk management for the Eta Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi, a team leader for 180 Degrees Consulting and furthered her public relations specialization while studying abroad in London. Through her junior and senior years of school, she also held an internship in consumer marketing and public relations with Carfax, Inc. in Centreville, Va.
Since graduating, M.K. held various roles that have all stayed true to her passion for connecting people through creative expression. She joined the team at Anthropologie in Fairfax, Va. as a customer associate while still in college and quickly worked her way up to supervising the home department of the high performing location in Tysons Galleria. In that role, she oversaw merchandising the home and beauty departments while gaining acute insight into the business acumen required to maintain a successful brick-and-mortar store in today’s rapidly changing retail environment.
While working at Anthropologie, M.K. served as a contributing music writer for On Tap Magazine, a D.C.-based monthly print and online publication. In April 2018, she assumed the role of in-office intern. During this time she continued to write about both local and national music, and penned stories on design, food and drink in D.C. She is incredibly tuned in to local creative culture and greatly believes in showcasing voices who do the same through her writing.
She joined the editorial staff of On Tap in August 2018. Since joining the team full time, she progressed to the role of assistant editor, where she aids On Tap’s editorial and creative endeavors through writing and editing pieces in DC as well as the site’s remote markets in Jacksonville, New Orleans and Phoenix.
As the magazine transitioned to the new name District Fray in early 2020, she grew further with the publication and became assistant editor, a position she holds to this day. In this new role, she leverages all the skills she’s built on writing and editing at the magazine for the past several years, in addition to managing the publication’s website, social media, freelance staff and more.
When she’s not working, M.K. can be found catching a show in one of D.C.’s many iconic music venues, searching through her local record store for additions to her burgeoning vinyl collection, playing with her rescue dog Scully, educating others on the preservation of Brutalist and Modernist architecture or watching anything directed by David Lynch.