Sasha Nyary is a writer, editor, reporter, researcher, and copy editor with technical skills that include web design, usability testing and photo archiving. She has worked in higher ed communications since 2010, when she was the Dean’s Editorial Fellow at Simmons Graduate School of Library Science. Her most recent position was communications specialist in the College of Natural Sciences at UMass Amherst.
In her previous life, Nyary was a magazine editor and reporter and worked at Life, Sports Illustrated, Wondertime and This Old House magazines. Stories she has covered include the Oklahoma City bombing, the Breeders Cup, firewood 101, head lice and picky eating. Her favorite celebrity she’s worked with was Mr. Rogers, with Paloma Herrera from American Ballet Theatre a close second. She particularly enjoyed reporting a three-part series on biodiversity for Life that took her to a tree in the Costa Rican rainforest, an alligator hole in the Everglades and a tide pool near Monterey, California.
Nyary has also worked in nonprofit communications in Brooklyn and on Off-Broadway as an Actors Equity Association stage manager. The list of things she loves includes the Beatles, “Fun Home,” “Wolf Hall,” the Mark Morris Dance Company, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” floating down tidal rivers and her enthusiastic daughter.