Jessica L. Pavia

Rochester, NY
Skidmore College, Sarah Lawrence College
Food Trends, Lifestyle, Personal Narrative
  • Jessica Pavia has a Master's degree in writing, with a focus on creative nonfiction. Based in Rochester, NY, she has spent the past two years attempting to perfect her craft by studying with some of the best nonfiction writers and memoirists out there right now, including the iconic T Kira Madden and Jo Ann Beard.
  • Perhaps most importantly, Jessica comes from a family that has always communed over daily meals. She grew up in an Italian-Jewish family so food was always there: the center of holidays, the consistent salve for various wounds, the bearer of traditions.


Her work has appeared in The Columbia Review, Roxane Gay's The Audacity, Breadcrumbs Mag, The Sheepshead Review, and Barzakh Magazine. She writes about the mundane in hopes of revitalizing its importance in our daily growth and understanding of self. Her work focuses on details, and has been described as representative of an old school mentality of observation.


Jessica attended Skidmore College for English; while a student, she was the editor-in-chief of Skidmore News for two years, where she focused on featuring the brilliant talent fostered on Skidmore's campus and increased overall readership. After graduating, Jessica then attended Sarah Lawrence College where she received her Master's degree in writing.
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