• Web designer/coder | CNS
• Editor-in-chief | The Writers’ Bloc
• Social media manager | Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House
Marlena Chertock is a senior journalism major and creative writing minor at the University of Maryland-College Park. She is an aspiring digital journalist with a passion for interactive graphics, features, poetry and social media. Her articles have appeared in USA TODAY, The Washington Post, The Gazette, wtop.com, College Park Patch, The Writers’ Bloc, The Diamondback and The Public Asian. She won first place in the 2013 Jiménez-Porter literary prize for her poem An invisible middle. Her chapbook Buffalo was awarded first honorable mention in the 2013 NFSPS college/university level poetry competition. Read her creative writing here.