Jeanette Beebe is a writer. Always was, always will be. In June 2014, she graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in English. Now, she has a new obsession: to write her way into the advertising industry.
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 + corporate communications associate at Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, Princeton University's 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, Patton-Imani Productions (Drake University), the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, and The Fund for American Studies' European Journalism Institute in Prague.
Jeanette has taken journalism courses in feature writing (with Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune), television news (with Lisa Cohen, ABC News PrimeTime Live + CBS News 60 Minutes), documentary video (with Jody Swilky, Drake University), "Sight and Sound: Filmmaking" (at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU) and radio reporting (with Steven Drummond, NPR).
As a certificate student in the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Program in Creative Writing 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). Jeanette has taken poetry workshops with C.K. Williams (Princeton), Paul Muldoon (Princeton), Susan Wheeler (Princeton), Tracy K. Smith (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 the Iowa Poetry Association's Lyrical Iowa.
Under her former company, Moving ForWords Productions (2003 - 2011), Jeanette published four 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.