During her time at Columbia, she has worked as a high school writing instructor and teaching site coordinator for the Columbia Artist/Teachers (CA/T) program.
Students create original essays, poems, and short stories in this course, which uses two textbooks and focuses on the four-step process writing model.
They read professionally written forms of creative writing as models and then integrate their impressions of these works with their personal life experiences as they compose their own writing projects.
She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2016 with her BA in English and is studying non-fiction at Columbia University’s MFA Creative Writing program.
She lives in New York with her cat, Captain Smokey.
She was a recipient of the Felipe De Alba Award for her short story, “The Secret of the Elks.” She currently works at The Authors Guild and is working on her first novel based in her home country of Sri Lanka.
This is her second year teaching at the Program for High School Students.ENGL 2800/2810 cannot be counted toward English major but prerequisite to 3000-level creative writing courses.Used to fulfill distribution requirements of AS humanities and most other colleges.Courses in creative writing are offered in conjunction with the Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Before coming to Columbia University for his MFA in creative writing, he completed his Master's in Irish literature and xulture. Christina Alice Schmidt was born in New Zealand and raised in Japan.Overseen by Chair of Creative Writing Timothy Donnelly, Professor Alan Ziegler, and Director of Creative Writing for Pre-College Programs Christina Rumpf, the creative writing courses are designed to challenge and engage students interested in literary creation, providing them with a substantial foundation for further exploration of their creative work. Her upbringing overseas prompted her to teach English in Thailand before moving to Los Angeles where she worked in the hotel and entertainment industries.Exquisite Corpse: Students wishing to focus more on poetry read a wide and stimulating selection of poems, and work toward finishing a chapbook at the end of the program.Independent Project: Students complete an additional writing project and take part in extra conferences.She is a violin faculty member at the New Amsterdam Conservatory of Music. Lizzy Steiner is an MFA candidate in fiction from Sarasota, Florida.She holds a BA in English and French from Wesleyan University.Adriana Socoski is an MFA candidate in poetry and an Undergraduate Creative Writing Program Teaching Fellow at Columbia University.Adriana is the winner of Columbia University’s 2015 Bennett Poetry Prize, selected by Carl Phillips, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, and published on .