leah fessler.

Hi, I’m Leah, a reporter at Quartz covering management, work, and relationships, often through a feminist lens. I’m fascinated by the intersections of sex, gender, and technology, and have written extensively on hookup culture. Beets, slightly off-hand jokes, and heated debates make me happy. Hot weather and close-minded people make me sad.

I regularly speak about my writing, including being a panelist at the June 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival on the Sex in America track, debating campus affirmative consent on PBS Point Taken, giving a guest lecture about Title IX and hookup culture at Harvard Law School in October 2017, and delivering the keynote address at the University of San Francisco Global Women’s Rights Forum in March 2017.

My reporting and essays have been published in The Atlantic, Washington Post, New York Magazine, The Straits Times, Mashable, Brooklyn Magazine, and Quartz. I spent 2016 working as a management associate at Bridgewater Associates, and am a contributing editor to Middlebury Magazine. I’ve also worked as an editorial intern and freelancer at Women’s Health Magazine (digital and print), and New England Clean Energy Council.

I graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in English and American literatures and a focus in nonfiction creative writing, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

Reach out: leahfessler@gmail.com · @LeahFessler · www.linkedin.com/in/leahfessler


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