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Jennifer De Leon

Jennifer De Leon is a writer and educator whose focus has been social justice and the immigrant experience. Her short story “Home Movie” was selected as the 2015 One City One Story for the Boston Book Festival. She was named the tuition scholar in fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in 2015 and the 2015-2016 writer-in-residence at the Associates of the Boston Public Library. She is the editor of Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education (2014), and her work has been published in Ploughshares, Ms., Brevity, Poets & Writers, The Southeast Review, Guernica, and Best Women’s Travel Writing, among others. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College, a master’s in teaching from the University of San Francisco’s Center for Teaching Excellence and Social Justice, and an MFA in fiction from UMass Boston. She taught in Boston Public Schools and Teach for America for a decade before moving on to higher education. She is currently a writing instructor at Emerson College, Berklee College of Music, and GrubStreet. She will next be published in the essay collection This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home, edited by Margot Kahn and Kelly McMasters.

Boston Globe profile

Interview with WBUR