What are your plans post-graduation?
Get right to searching for a job and a place to live in New York City.
How did the classes you took during your time in the program prepare you to work in the industry?
The Pace classes gave me a lot of valuable knowledge and experience about the publishing industry that I might not have been able to acquire anywhere else. They all dealt with positions and situations that real publishing professionals encounter. They gave me clearer ideas about what the workflows and relationships and issues are really like in publishing.
What were some of the highlights during your graduate experience?
Attending the distinguished lectures was fantastic. Deciding on the topic of, and eventually researching and writing my thesis.
What advice do you have for current students in the program?
Take the publishing financials course; it’s vital. Don’t pass up the opportunity for speed mentoring events or one-on-one mentor programs. Those connections and perspectives will help you in the long run of your publishing career.
Where do you hope to be in five to ten years?
I still hope to work at an imprint or a literary agency that focuses on sci-fi or fantasy, preferably in editorial or marketing. Five or ten years from now, that is where I’d like to be.
What are you reading right now? Either for work or for pleasure.
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. Definitely one of the most fascinating, compelling sci-fi books I’ve read in a while.