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Jennifer De Leon


Jennifer De Leon is an author, editor, speaker, and creative writing professor who lives in Boston. She is the editor of Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education, published by the University of Nebraska Press, the 2015-2016 Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library, and a 2016-2017 City of Boston Artist-in-Residence. 

After a decade teaching in Boston Public Schools, De Leon is now an English professor at Framingham State University and a creative writing instructor at GrubStreet Independent Creative Writing Center, as well as a freelance writer, editor, and consultant. She also has an active career as a public speaker on issues of diversity, college access, and the power of story. She has presented at dozens of colleges and universities around the country, including Dartmouth, Fordham, Tufts, Swarthmore, and others. She lives in Milton with her husband, fiction writer and educator, Adam Stumacher, and their son.