Jen Fitzgerald is a poet, essayist, and native New Yorker who received her MFA in poetry at Lesley University. She has directed the past three years of the VIDA Count and has been involved in the collection, interpretation, and dissemination of Count data since its inception. She is the host of the New Books in Poetry podcast and a member of the New York Writers Workshop. Her first collection of poetry, The Art of Work, is forthcoming from Noemi Press in spring 2016. Her work has been featured by PBS NewsHour, Harriet, Tin House, Salon, and AAWW’s Open City, among others. She is at work on her memoir.