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Amanda D

- Research Program Mentor

MFA at New York University


Writing, Poetry, Podcasts, Feminist Art, Multimedia Art/Writing


I have worked with various editorial publications (online & print), teaching students creative writing across the world. I am driven to empower writers in sharing their unique stories on and off the page while building confidence and literary skills. My teaching is centered on vulnerability and creativity, especially across diverse and inclusive spaces. I love live theatre, concerts, Boston Terriers, and books (I'm currently hitting up every bookstore in NYC on my bucket list!). We'll invest in positive risk-taking and take your project to a place you may not even currently realize is possible. I'm excited to meet you!

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Beyoncé as Poetry? Street Performance as Prose?

Rap. Movies. Musicals. That street performer who jumped over your head. Writing does not just mean a poem by a white man from the 1800s. Writing is the accordion player on the subway. The giggling baby dancing in a snow suit. Through this project we'll uncover how words show up in our everyday surroundings through (non?)fiction and poetry, using as many artistic mediums as you wish.

Feminist Art/Writing

This project would revolve around intersectional feminism through time, combining various art forms you're interested in. Movie clips and podcast excerpts centered on feminist leaders can be woven into poetry, creating a 4D sensory experience for viewers.

Teaching experience

I have taught English, Creative Writing, and Playwriting in Nicaragua, Italy, and Maine for the past five years to students of all ages. This includes guiding student publications, especially with students who don't speak English as a first language.


Work experience

The Telling Room (2020 - 2022)
Ambassador, Writing Teacher, & Publishing Team
826NYC (2022 - Current)
Teaching Artist
Outreach 360 & San Gaspare School (2017 - 2020)
English Teacher in Jinotega, Nicaragua & Florence, Italy
Community Word Project (2022 - Current)
Teaching Artist


Marist College
BA Bachelor of Arts (2020)
English, Creative Writing, Literature, & Theatre
New York University
MFA Master of Fine Arts (2022)
Creative Writing (Poetry)

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