– Michael Carroll, author of Awake at Work, The Mindful Leader and Fearless at Work
A member of the American Society for Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Nagy’s writing ranges from parenting (including her most recent personal essay on how to talk to kids about sexual assault and consent) to women in science. She’s particularly obsessed with the untold stories and perspectives of women in history and mythology. In her creative nonfiction, Nagy retells mythological tales from Medusa to Persephone from a feminist 21st century stance.
Nagy received her BA in history at Rider University where she was influenced by professors who stressed works of literature alongside dates and historical facts–as well as the importance of including the perspectives of women and minorities in the historical record. During a period in which she fell in love with writing and research, Nagy wrote an award-winning paper about the suppression of free speech during World War I, and which featured early 20th century feminist and civil rights leader, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn.
Nagy continued her graduate studies at University of Connecticut, Storrs, where she studied with Dr. Karen Kupperman, an expert in early contact between Native Americans and the first European settlers. Nagy wrote her Masters thesis, focusing on the work of Frances Caulkins, the first woman to be accepted into the Connecticut Historical Society as well as literary descriptions of Native Americans in Connecticut during the 19th century.
Nagy’s day job is currently devoted to serving higher education institutions for whom she crafts strategic website content, conducts interviews with incredibly smart GenZ students (who keep her honest), and tells impactful stories about remarkable faculty and trailblazing research. In the field of higher ed, Nagy has worked in virtually every aspect of marketing, publicity and communications including work on press campaigns, web content, viewbooks, radio and TV ads, emails and brochures as well as full length academic manuscripts.