Welcome Ms. Bertino!
Previous job: Adjunct professor in Columbia University's MFA program, Writing Center Director at Baruch College, CUNY.
Something about Brearley that appealed to you: The diversity of the student body, the dedication to equity evidenced in the existence of a Learning Skills department, the abundance of kind, earnest, ethical people from students through faculty and administration.
Favorite food: All global varieties of baked/smoked eggplant, with chocolate-almond anything for dessert.
Coffee or tea (or neither): Tea.
Favorite music/band: Impossible question. Maggie Rogers? Sylvan Esso? Fleetwood Mac? Gillian Welch? Let's put it on shuffle.
Favorite book: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Favorite thing about working in New York: Peaceful ferry commutes.
Hobbies: I'm a writer (fiction, nonfiction, and humor). I sing in a choir, and enjoy biking, yoga, and dance.
Fun fact about you: I've given birth in a moving vehicle.