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Bridget MartinBridget Martin '11, English major
Publicity Assistant, Harvard University Press

A talented student with a keen mind for literary analysis and a joyful disposition, Bridget Martin '11 found work upon graduation that has kept her amidst scholarly work and allowed her to continue to advance her own education.

As a Publicist at Harvard University Press, she is responsible for pitching scholarly books to mainstream media contacts, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, in order to secure book reviews, author op-eds, and general features.

"It's my job to convey to the media why these books are relevant to modern readers, and it's really surprising how many correlations can be drawn between scholarly books and current events. The notion that certain themes and ideas transcend time, which was a focus of my liberal arts education, is consistently elucidated in my professional life," said Bridget.

She also maintains the Press's book review database, drafts press releases, and supports other marketing endeavors.

And the best employee benefit of all? At no cost, Bridget is pursuing a Masters in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Literature at the Harvard Extension School.

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