In June 2014, Jeanette graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in English. Now, she has a new obsession: to write her way into the ad industry.
Always was, always will be.
Originally a member of the Class of 2010, Jeanette took 4 years off from Princeton to pursue projects as a journalist, researcher, filmmaker, and poet. She recently filed a radio story on the rising popularity of "gap years" and "leaves of absence" at Princeton — listen here!
Jeanette has worked as a research assistant at the Washington Post, AIG Global Real Estate, and the Museum of Jewish Heritage; as a marketing associate at Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, the Lewis Center of the Arts, and the Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board; and as a student journalist at George Mason University's Institute for Humane Studies, Drake University's Patton-Imani Productions, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, and The Fund for American Studies' European Journalism Institute in Prague.
Jeanette has taken journalism courses in radio reporting (with Steven Drummond, NPR News), television news production (with Lisa Cohen, ABC News PrimeTime Live + CBS News 60 Minutes), narrative nonfiction magazine writing (with Julia Keller, 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing), profile/biography writing (with Annalyn Swan, 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Biography), science writing + video production (with Michael Lemonick + Heidi Cullen, Climate Central), and documentary filmmaking (at the Kanbar Institute for Film and Television, Tisch School of the Arts).
As a certificate student in the Program in Creative Writing and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton, Jeanette wrote a book-length poetry manuscript that served as her senior thesis. Titled An Instrument for Blinking (Poems), it was advised by Tracy K. Smith (2012 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry).
She has taken poetry workshops with C.K. Williams (Princeton), Paul Muldoon (Princeton), Susan Wheeler (Princeton), James Galvin (Iowa Writers' Workshop), Aaron McCollough (Iowa Young Writers' Studio), Jody Swilky (Drake University), Tina Chang (NYC 92Y),Emily Fragos (NYC 92Y), and Hettie Jones (NYC Poets House).
She has written for the Daily Princetonian, the Princeton Progressive Nation, the Nassau Literary Review, John Hopkins University's Imagine Magazine, Triton College's Ariel, and Iowa Poetry Association's Lyrical Iowa.
At age 15, Jeanette founded Moving ForWords Productions (2003 - 2011), a national spoken + written word arts organization. At Moving ForWords, Jeanette published 4 poetry chapbooks (Wry Rhetoric, Beyond Balloon Animals, Checking In, and Double Digits on Luin); directed a production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues at Princeton University that raised $3000 for WomanSpace, a domestic abuse shelter in Trenton, NJ; helped raise $20,000 for "Real Spit", the Twin Cities chapter of YouthSpeaks, a national spoken word poetry foundation; and published Princeton University's Prism Magazine, the Des Moines Poetry Slam's Circus Diem zine, and Ames Artspace's Second Run literary journal.
Jeanette is from Des Moines, Iowa. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey with her tiny monster cat, Scribbles.