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Meet Ivy Debut Authors

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

6:30PM Reception,
7:00PM Lecture
Host Rocco Staino. Members: Free; Guests: $15.

Ever wonder how your education can influence your life and career? Come meet two Ivy debut authors and learn how their education shaped them and their writing. Rocco Staino, Director of the Empire State Center of the Book, will interview both authors and explore how their similar Ivy backgrounds helped them to discover success within their passion.

Anne Gardiner Perkins is an award-winning historian and expert in higher education. She graduated from Yale University (1981), where she won the Porter Prize in history and was the first woman elected editor-in-chief of the Yale Daily News. With 2019 marking 50 years since Yale admitted women, her book Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant is a timely account that gives us insight into the past and future of academic institutions.

Joanne Ramos graduated with a BA from Princeton University (1995). After working in investment banking and private-equity investing for several years, she became a staff writer at The Economist. She currently serves on the board of The Moth and recently released her novel, The Farm. Pulling from her own experiences of exploitation in investment banking, The Farm follows the story of a “gestational retreat” where women are promised a large sum of money in exchange for 9 months of their life, only to find that this seemingly idyllic resort is not what it seems.


November 18
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm