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Mandana Mohsenzadegan

Senior Communications Associate

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  • OpEd editing and pitching
  • Media interview requests
  • No Jargon podcast

About Mandana

As Senior Communications Associate, Mandana provides op-ed editing and pitching support to scholars, connects scholars to journalists, facilitates SSN workshops, and directs SSN’s No Jargon podcast.

Mandana holds a master’s degree in English literature and a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Before joining SSN, she was an English lecturer at San Jose State University and an English adjunct at Evergreen Valley College. At both institutions she taught writing courses that focused on argumentation and awareness of audience, helping students identify effective rhetorical strategies in a variety of op-eds and guiding them as they used some of those strategies in their own writing. While most of her career has been in academia, Mandana also worked briefly as a reporter for a community newspaper called the Campbell Express, where she gained experience with journalistic writing.