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Published in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Houston Chronicle, The Harvard Review, Chattahoochee Review, Dead Mule School, The Write Launch, and Sonder Midwest, among other venues. Jennifer Sapio was included in the Odes to Our Undoing anthology published by Risk Press and edited the Everyday Anarchies volume published by E3W Review of Books. Jenni received her MFA in Creative Writing from New York University. She was awarded the Barry Lopez Prize for Nonfiction in December 2022 for her piece, "Memoir Map: An Autobiographical Cartography of Central Texas."
Dr. Sapio has been an educator for sixteen years, having proudly served thousands of students in high school, community college, and university settings, including at Austin Community College, University of Texas at Austin, Austin Waldorf School, Regents School of Austin, Institute of Reading Development, Menlo-Atherton High School, and Harlem Village Academy. Additionally, she has facilitated a range of programs in education, including the INSPIRE: Empowering Texas Womyn Leaders program at the Center for Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin; worked as a Writing Consultant for the University Writing Center; Assistant Director of Lower Division English; Assistant Director of Summer English at Wadham College, Oxford; as well as sponsored too many clubs, field trips, and class advisories to count.
Jenni finds fulfillment and joy in giving back to her community, whether by remaining involved in her alma mater, Barnard College, as Alumna President of the Class of 2006, or as Barnard Club of Northern California Chair of Scholarships and Fundraising. She also volunteered for the Girls Empowerment Network and for Inside Literature, supporting women and people marginalized by the prison-industrial system. For her sustained commitment to this work, Jenni was award the New York University Office of Global Inclusion's Anti-Racist Microgrant in 2021.
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