(she/her/hers) Alum | Guest/Teaching Artist | Mentor
Emi Nietfeld is the author of Acceptance (Penguin Press '22) was chosen as a best book of the year by NPR, Amazon, and more. A Scholastic Gold Key Portfolio Winner, Emi is passionate about centering youth voices, especially those of fellow former foster youth. In college, Emi studied computer science and wrote her first book while working at Google and Meta. Today, she's a frequent writer for places like The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Teen Vogue and a sought-after speaker in classrooms and companies. Originally from Minnesota, she lives in New York City with her husband and stuffed animals.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Joan Didion, Ottessa Moshfegh, Qian Julie Wang