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Jennifer Gersten is a freelance writer and an assistant managing editor at Guernica, an online magazine covering art and politics. Her reporting and essays have appeared in The Awl, Harvard Magazine, Guernica, WQXR, NPR Music, and The Toledo Blade. She graduated from Yale with a degree in English and creative writing in 2016. She is currently pursuing a master’s in violin performance at Stony Brook University.

A sampling of her reporting interests includes sex education in Bosnia, out-of-control lawns in Toledo, OHsocial class at Yale, and a Connecticut nude resort. Jennifer was a finalist in the 2015 Norman Mailer Four-Year College Writing Awards for an essay about her mother, an amateur ballroom dancer, that served as the genesis for her senior thesis project on the Asian American ballroom community of Flushing, NY.

Contact Jennifer at jengersten@gmail.com and follow her on Twitter @jenwgersten. She hopes to hear from you. The Urban Outfitters newsletters in her inbox are getting lonely.