Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences Josselyn says her goal is ‘to find people who will thrive at Penn who might not have found Penn otherwise.' As associate director for recruitment for the Creative Writing Program, Jamie-Lee Josselyn visits high schools across the country to talk with student writers about opportunities at Penn. A Penn alum, she is also the founder and director of the Summer Workshop for Young Writers at the Kelly Writers House. Jamie-Lee Josselyn came to Penn from New Hampshire and stayed after her 2005 graduation, finding a home at Kelly Writers House and a purpose in recruiting and teaching young people who are drawn to creative writing. A first-generation student, she learned about Penn from a representative she met at a summer program. For 10 years, starting in 2012, she has been that representative, with the title associate director for recruitment and instructor for Penn's Creative Writing Program in the School of Arts & Sciences . She also is the director of the Summer Workshop for Young Writers at Kelly Writers House, a program she started for high schoolers in 2017. And she is a pre-major advisor for Penn undergraduates. In addition to her bachelor's degree from Penn, Josselyn earned a master's in fine arts in writing and literature from Bennington College in a program with a schedule that allowed her to continue working. Josselyn travels around the country visiting high schools to speak to students who are interested in writing about applying to Penn, explaining […]
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