Jennifer Gersten

  • Yale University
  • B.A., English
  • Stony Brook University
  • M.M.Jennifer Gersten is an educator, writer, and violinist from New York. A Yale graduate (BA, English and creative writing), she has many years of experience teaching literature as well as ACT, SAT, ISEE/SSAT, and SHSAT and college essay and academic writing. She delights in helping students defuse academic challenges through conscientious, empathetic collaboration. For Jennifer, the excitement of teaching lies in helping her students realize new curiosities. Jennifer is the winner of 2018 Rubin Institute Prize in Music Criticism awarded by the leading writers in the field. Her reporting, profiles, essays, and classical music reviews have appeared in The Washington Post, NPR Music, Guernica, Harvard Magazine, and The Kenyon Review (online), among other publications. In February 2019, she was invited to appear on the PBS NewsHour’s “IMHO” segment hosted by Judy Woodruff as an on-air essayist and violinist.