Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 12:30 PM - 2 PM
AUR Student Lounge
Don't miss the opportunity to speak with Gail Milissa Grant at the career fair tomorrow! Gail will be available to discuss writing and the world of publishing.
Gail began her professional career as the assistant professor of art and architectural history at Howard University in Washington, D.C. After a few years, she left academia to join the U.S. Foreign Service, where she served as a diplomat directing international public relations and cultural exchange programs. Gail is also fluent in Italian and French, and skilled in public speaking and Presidential press advance work.
She retired from the foreign service in 2001 after serving more than 20 years, and has continued to travel internationally as a speaker, author, and blogger. Gail's memoir, "At the Elbows of My Elders" (2008), was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Book of the Year in 2009 for autobiography and received an Award of Merit from the American Association of State and Local History in 2010. Her research and writing on U.S. civil rights issues has called her to lecture at over 70 venues (including Oxford University, Columbia University, and the Smithsonian Institution) in her consultation work with U.S. embassies around the world.
Besides lectures and traveling, Gail pursues writing, her first love, full time and has just finished her first novel. She is represented by the Wendy Sherman Associates literary agency in New York.
For more information, check out her website here: http://www.gailmilissagrant.com/gail-milissa-grant-bio/