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Jennifer Gersten is a writer and violinist. She is a recent graduate of Yale College, where she majored in English with a concentration in creative nonfiction and edited the Yale Daily News Magazine. She is currently pursuing a master’s in violin performance at Stony Brook University.

Jennifer is an assistant managing editor at Guernica, an online magazine covering art and politics. Her reporting and essays have appeared in Guernica, WQXR, NPR Music, and The Toledo Blade. Most recently, she served as NPR Music’s summer editorial intern in Washington, D.C.

Jennifer has covered, among many other subjects, sex education in Bosnia, out-of-control lawns in Toledo, OHsocial class at Yale, and a Connecticut nude resort. She 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.