In her role as Associate Director of the GWL, Julia Istomina manages the programming of workshops, panel events, and writing groups, develops resources to support graduate and professional school students and postdoctoral scholars, and teaches workshops on topics relevant to graduate and professional communication. She also directs the Poorvu Public Communication Certificate Program, now in its’ fifth year, and teaches the Dissertation Writing as Practice Series. Istomina has over fifteen years of teaching experience at various higher education institutions, including Yale University, The United States Coast Guard Academy, The Ohio State University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Mandl College of Allied Health, the PEN American Center, The New School, and Kenyon College. Her scholarship has appeared in The African American Review; Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, & Theory; West Africa Review; and Rattle; her poetry has appeared in various venues, including The Antioch Review, Fence Magazine, Salt, The PIP Gertrude Stein Awards Anthology, Jacket Magazine, and Ars Interpres International. She earned a PhD in English Literature from The Ohio State University, an MFA in poetry from The New School Graduate Writing Program, and a BA from Kenyon College.