After a successful Meet and Greet in April, the EDIT (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Transformation) committee is pleased to welcome new members Shifra Diamond and Gabriel Rodriguez, who demonstrated an interest in joining the team from attending this event. We are also proud to welcome Marcina Zaccaria, treasurer of the Board of Governors, who reached out and offered to volunteer her services to the committee.

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Shifra Diamond

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Gabriel Rodriguez

Gabriel Rodriguez is an editor and author with a background in linguistics and social science. He has published several articles on foreign policy in Jacobin and written two novel manuscripts since graduating from Georgetown University with a Master of Arts in linguistics. While there, he worked at the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, where he developed a prototype database for a project on sustaining endangered languages. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics from the University of Michigan and has taken several classes on copyediting through the EFA. He is early in his career as a freelance editor, having begun working as a fact checker in early 2023 and taking on his first editing assignments this year. His focus is academic editing, and he will copyedit an academic journal for the University of Chicago Press starting in June.

As a new member of the EDIT committee, Gabriel hopes to be able to contribute with his background in language discrimination and endangerment, as well as international issues. He loves working with language, as both an editor and a writer, and is excited to continue doing both.

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Marcina Zaccaria

Marcina Zaccaria has worked at EdLab at Columbia University, editing articles for Teachers College Record and the New Learning Times. She has written and edited profiles for Howl Round, based at Emerson College, and has held temporary positions at Conde Nast and Rodale Publishing.  She currently enjoys handling editing and layout for bio books for diversity professionals at a NY based non-profit organization.

She is the Theatre and Opera Editor at The Theatre Times, and her clips can be found online.  She has covered theatrical productions for The Brooklyn Rail.  As a Dramatist, Marcina Zaccaria has written monologues, Village, My Home, and All About Image/ We Are The Elite. She received her undergraduate degree from Tisch School of the Arts and holds an MFA from Columbia University.

Office Closed Monday April 8.

The EFA Offices will be closed Monday, April 8, 2024. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 9. Job postings, discussion list subscriptions, and other customer service requests may not be responded to until then.

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