Miele, Julie

Committee: Barbara Balliet, Ed Cohen, Harriet Davidson
Post-MA Employment/Education: Assistant Principal, NYC Department of Education, Sunset Park High School, NYC
Thesis/Practicum: Practicum: Media Literacy with Girls, Inc. (NYC)

Julie Miele came to Rutgers from Glendale, New York, where she has lived for most of her 28 years. She is a graduate of Hunter College of the City University of New York, where she earned a Bachelor of the Arts in English and Secondary Education in 1999. While at Hunter, Julie began her career as a teacher, tutoring at the college's Writing Center and instructing an undergraduate writing course. For the last five years, she has been a high school teacher in New York City teaching English Language Arts both to American students and to foreign students for whom English is a second language. Her professional goal is to combine her background in education with her interest in gender studies to teach others - particularly women - to read literature, to write, to think critically, to appreciate the history of women and to understand and overcome the challenges that women face today. Her interests include reading, writing, traveling, the media, and all things natural. Julie conducted her practicum at the Girls Inc Media Literacy Program in New York City.