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Deadline Extended For Select Advanced Workshops—There is still time to apply for Advanced Workshops in Poetry, Memoir, and Advanced Revision and Submitting Strategies for both Fiction and Nonfiction. Applications close on Monday June 3rd at 11:59 pm EST.

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Sharissa Jones

Board Member

About Sharissa

Sharissa (she/her/hers) is currently at work on her Nebraska-based novel, And Then in Omaha. She graduated from GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator program in 2015 and blogs for Dead Darlings. She holds a BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale College and was previously a partner at Capital Z Investments, a New York-based private equity firm, where she focused on the firm’s hedge fund investment portfolio and served as a director of several portfolio companies. Prior to joining Capital Z as a founding member, Sharissa was an officer at Zurich Centre Investments, where she was responsible for evaluating and structuring private equity investments. Sharissa was also in the investment banking division at Morgan Stanley & Co. She has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Fortune Magazine, and other publications. Additionally, she was profiled by the Omaha World Herald, and was named in Crain’s New York Business “40 under 40” list. Sharissa began her term as Treasurer this year, after serving on GrubStreet’s Board of Directors, including the Development Committee, for many years.