Jeanette Beebe is a writer.
Always was, always will be.
In June 2014, Jeanette graduated from Princeton with a B.A. in English and certificates in Creative Writing and Gender Studies.
Originally a member of the class of 2010, Jeanette took 4 years off from Princeton University to pursue projects as a journalist, research analyst, arts director, and poet.
She recently filed a radio story on the rising popularity of "gap years" and "leaves of absence" at Princeton —click the audio on the right or listen here!
Jeanette has worked as an assistant at Little, Brown and Company, the Lewis Center of the Arts, and the Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board; as a research analyst at AIG Global Real Estate, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and Sage Analytical Sciences Group; and as a student journalist at George Mason University's Institute for Humane Studies, 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). Much of her reporting has covered gender issues, including same-sex adoption, same-sex marriage, transgender rights in the workplace, and the history of feminism at Princeton.
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 "Quest for the Voice", a Minneapolis youth 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.