Elana Mass

Elana V. Mass wrote her first poem at age 5, proudly rhyming boot with hoot, and since then has written poems, personal essays, travel and environmental articles, and is revising her first middle grade novel. An urban planner by profession, she previously taught urban studies at Long Island University before moving to Auckland, NZ with her family in 2015, and has studied creative writing at the Sackett Street Writers Workshop, Auckland's Creative Hub, and the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence. Now back in the New York metro area, she does grant writing and outreach on sustainability issues and writes creatively as much as and as often as she can.