Jessica Ferri

  • Freelance writer who wrote extensively about her own neighborhood of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York
  • Published in The New Yorker's Page Turner, The Daily Beast, NPR, Yahoo!, The Economist, The Barnes and Noble Review, Bustle, Time Out New York, The Lineup, and more
  • Earned degrees in English literature and music in performance

Experience

Jessica Ferri was a writer for TripSavvy for almost two and a half years covering the neighborhood of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York. She shared the must-do's in the 'Burg and kept readers updated on openings, happenings and important issues related to the neighborhood of Williamsburg.

Growing up in Georgia, Ferri dreamed of someday living in the Big Apple. After graduating from Indiana University in 2006 she relocated to New York for an internship in publishing and has called Brooklyn home ever since.

She is a freelance writer. Her work has been published in The New Yorker's Page Turner, The Daily Beast, NPR, Yahoo!, The Economist, The Barnes and Noble Review, Bustle, Time Out New York, The Lineup, and more. 

In her travels, she became interested in cemeteries and the stories behind the grave markers. After a trip to Los Angeles, in the summer of 2016, she launched Dearly Departed, which began as a chronicle of her cemetery adventures on Instagram.

Education

Ferri earned a BA in English Literature and Voice Performance from Indiana University and an MA in Music in Performance from City University of New York. 

Awards and Publications

Ferri's work has been seen in publications such as:

 

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