Jessica Gross's writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and The Paris Review Daily, among others. She holds a Master's degree in cultural reporting and criticism from New York University and a Bachelor's in anthropology from Princeton University. Jessica is currently earning her MFA in fiction at The New School, where she is working on a novel about Freud.
Jessica has received fellowships in fiction from TENT: Creative Writing (2017) and LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture (2015-16), where she also served as editor of the LABA Journal. In 2014, she did a test run of the Amtrak Residency on the Lake Shore Limited, and the response to her Paris Review Daily essay about the experience helped spur Amtrak to launch its formal residency program.
In fall 2017, Jessica will begin teaching in the First-Year Writing program at Eugene Lang College at The New School through a University Teaching Fellowship. She has served as a Teaching Assistant at Parsons, led workshops in creative nonfiction for the Sackett Street Writers Workshop, and taught interview technique at the Brooklyn Brainery. She also has a dog. Yes, that is relevant.