Hi! I’m Erika B. Lewy, a New York-based writer, podcaster and digital editor with professional editing, design, social media and sound editing skills. My passions are clear communication, gender politics and reproductive health, international development and post-modern lit. I’m the editorial assistant to author/journalist/founding editor of New York magazine Gail Sheehy. I assist Gail in research, writing, editing and sound production for Gail’s forthcoming book on millennials and gender politics.
Until May 2018, I was editor-in-chief of The Vermont Cynic— the University of Vermont’s weekly print and daily online newspaper — where I coordinated and produced multimedia stories about campus news, arts, culture and sports. In addition to writing editorials for the newspaper, I planned multimedia story packages. Before I became editor-in-chief, I was a reporter and assistant news editor.
As an undergraduate, I was also a housing policy intern for the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity. There I wrote and edited our fair housing policy blog and organized HUD-funded community events to affirmatively further fair housing.
I was a print and research intern at Philly Mag, a monthly city-wide news and culture magazine. There, I collaborated with the design team to create weekly visual culture stories for print and online, fact-checked and provided additional reporting for investigative news stories.
I graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Community and International Development. I interned as a social services and marketing intern at the Christel House School in Cape Town, South Africa. Before that, I spent the first two years of undergrad studying Arabic, French and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There, I developed an appreciation for sharing fine arts performances while interning for Carolina Performing Arts.