When Adrienne was seven years old, she published her first book, "The Pretty Girl Who Was Smart and the Beautiful Girl Who Was Stupid," and she hasn't stopped writing since.  Adrienne attended Princeton, majoring in English and creative writing; she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.  Her thesis on riddles and nonsense verse received the Thomas B. Wanamaker English Language Thesis Prize, and she was awarded several poetry prizes for her creative work. 

After Princeton, she headed to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow.  She then received her PhD from Harvard, where her dissertation on the intersection of crosswords puzzles and literature was awarded the Helen Choate Bell Prize.  Adrienne is a widely published nonfiction writer and poet.  Her debut collection of poetry was published in 2017, and she is currently writing a non-fiction book about crossword puzzles. 

In addition to juggling her creative and scholarly writing, Adrienne works as an editor of education books, business books, fiction, and memoir.  She teaches at Princeton University in the Writing Program.

Education & Qualifications
  • Princeton Writing Program, Faculty
  • Harvard University, PhD in English
  • University of Iowa, Writer's Workshop, MFA
  • Princeton University, BA in English
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Expository Writing
  • History
  • Admissions Coaching (College, MBA, MD)
  • ESL
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Adrienne helped me brainstorm and find an essay topic that worked well for me, and she taught me a lot about the editing process."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Chris Rohlicek, College Coaching, Watertown High School)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Adrienne was really responsive in terms of providing feedback and critiques and was very quick to respond to changes and emails."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Gabriella, MD Coaching, Online)