Whitney Johnson (May 2011) has started a short-term position as a Rights Assistant at HarperMedia (a division of the publisher Harper Collins). Whitney is primarily involved in e-book rights, and finds the work fascinating.
Sarah Jones' paper, "When Computers Read: Literary Analysis and Digital Technology" was published in the April/May issue of the Bulletin of American Society for Information Science and Technology. The issue focuses on digital humanities and information visualization. You can read Sarah's paper online here.
After finishing her Draper degree in January 2012, Jess Krzeminski started working as a College Counselor at Options for College in Manhattan. The job is a great fit for Jess, who explained in a profile this month on the website College Xpress, that "[a]s I was pursuing my M.A. in humanities and social thought at NYU, and was looking toward the necessary next step of applying for jobs, I could not picture myself doing anything but teaching or counseling. I realized that working with students has been my lifelong interest."
Christine Olson will be completing an internship at Villa la Pietra in Florence this summer, one of two collection management internships offered through NYU's Museum Studies department.
Rafe Posey's short story collection The Book of Broken Hymns has been named a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. The book is the first that Rafe has published, although he has previously published poetry, essays, and short stories and had an essay excerpt anthologized last year. Rafe also published a short story, "Kitten Goes to Sea" in the Poydras Review in May.
The award ceremony for the Lamdba Literary Award will be in June--good luck, Rafe!
Yehudit Robinson (May 2008) is pleased to announce her engagement to Sam Daitch.
Nancy Ross published her poem "los salmones" in the most recent issue of imanhattan, the journal of NYU's MFA program in Creative Writing in Spanish. You can read her poem (and the rest of the journal) here.
Over the course of her last semester at Draper, Zeinab Saiwalla (May 2012) completed an internship at the United Nations' UN Women, Asia-Pacific Division
Orla Stapelton's article (co-authored with Maria Besiou) “System Dynamics for Humanitarian Operations,” was published in the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management and has been chosen as a Highly Commended Award Winner at the Emerald - Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012.
Whitney Walker (January 2012) recently accepted a position on The New York Times' Sales Development team where she is working on their digital media platform marketing strategies and is also responsible for coming up with creative ways for other companies to advertise with the Times, using all of their different media platforms.