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  • Alana Baer

    Alana Baer

    Production Intern

    Alana Baer

    Production Intern

    Alana Baer is a production intern for The Center for Fiction. She grew up in San Francisco, CA. She is currently a third-year student at Brown University, studying English on the Creative Nonfiction track as well as Modern Culture & Media. She is excited about reading, writing, and visual art. Her writing can be found in the College Hill Independent, Cabinet magazine, and Zyzzyva magazine. She is currently looking forward to writing her senior thesis throughout this upcoming year!

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    Andy Bohner

    Production & Video Intern

    Andy Bohner

    Production & Video Intern

    Andy Bohner is a production and video intern for The Center for Fiction. She is a senior at NYU, studying drama and creative writing. While at NYU, she has worked as a stage manager for the Meisner Studio. She is currently studying playwriting, and is working on a podcast. After graduating, she plans to see where the wind takes her. She is originally from Long Island, New York.

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    Naomi Chou

    Production Intern

    Naomi Chou

    Production Intern

    Naomi Chou is a production intern at The Center for Fiction this spring. She is a fourth-year at New York University, where she studies social and cultural analysis, focusing on post-colonial literature and urban studies, and minors in physics and East Asian studies. She writes for Generasian, an NYU Asian American-interest literary and arts magazine, and has previously interned in a corporate legal department researching data privacy legislation. She enjoys classic and contemporary science fiction and plays classical piano. She is originally from San Francisco, CA.

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    Zach Cihlar

    Marketing Intern

    Zach Cihlar

    Marketing Intern

    Zach Cihlar is a marketing intern for The Center for Fiction. He is currently in his first year in the M.S. in Publishing program at NYU. Prior to interning for the Center, Zach worked at an information services firm as a Client Services Associate. He received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in Economics. In college, he played on the varsity tennis team, captaining the team in his senior year. He is originally from Phoenix, Arizona.

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    Lisa Cochran

    Production Intern

    Lisa Cochran

    Production Intern

    Lisa Cochran is a production intern for The Center For Fiction this spring. She is a junior at New York University, studying politics with minors in creative writing and French. She is currently a Prose Editor for West 10th, NYU’s undergraduate literary magazine. Previously, she has also worked as a News Editor for the Washington Square News and as a writing intern for the La Pietra Dialogues operating on NYU’s Florence, Italy campus. She is fluent in Russian and has studied most romance languages extensively. After completing her undergraduate degree, she aspires to attend graduate school or to live and work in an undecided city abroad.

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    Brooke LaMantia

    Production & Editorial Intern

    Brooke LaMantia

    Production & Editorial Intern

    Brooke LaMantia is a production and editorial intern for The Center For Fiction. She is a senior at NYU, studying journalism and English with a concentration in creative writing. She has worked at publications such as Cosmopolitan, the San Antonio Express-News, and the Washington Square News. She is currently focusing on the intersection of creative non-fiction and journalism in her honors thesis and enjoys listening to memoirs while walking the streets of New York City more than anything else. She is originally from San Antonio, Texas.

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    Sofia Lodato

    Production Intern

    Sofia Lodato

    Production Intern

    Sofia is a production intern for The Center for Fiction. She is in her junior year at Princeton University, where she is majoring in Comparative Literature and minoring in Creative Writing along with Spanish Language and Culture. Originally from San Francisco, she has also lived in parts of Idaho and New Jersey, and is currently residing in Manhattan. After completing her thesis and graduating next year, she hopes to continue writing, (possibly) attend grad school, and adopt several dogs.

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    Lee Phillips

    Production Intern

    Lee Phillips

    Production Intern

    Lee Phillips is a production intern for The Center for Fiction and a senior at Columbia University studying English. She is a staff editor of 4×4, one of Columbia’s undergraduate literary magazines, and is currently completing a thesis on the influence of John Donne in the work of Djuna Barnes. Before moving to New York to attend college, she lived in Hong Kong, where she came of age, rode ex-racehorses, and achieved below-average height. She has previously worked as a freelance writer for Time Out Hong Kong, and as a guide at Monk’s House, the former residence of author Virginia Woolf. After her time as an undergraduate, she plans to attend graduate school and continue to care for her geriatric cat, Ennis.