Meryl Lipman (non-fiction)

B.A., International Studies, with a minor in Russian language; The American University; Washington, DC; 1991

Writing interests: Memoir, personal essay, journalism (immersion, feature articles for magazines and newspapers, reporting), travel writing, political writing.

Graduation plans: Spring 2007

Other interests: Skydiving, travel, hiking, intercultural-international events, political discussions, lectures, movies.

Thesis/project idea: A personal memoir that uses skydiving as a metaphor for bravery, folly and the fine line between the two.

Abbreviated CV:

Dog Nose News, Portland, feature writer 2000-05, "Cat Calls" columnist

The Oregonian, "Parachutist Rides the Rush," Meet Your Neighbor, Clackamas
County Weekly, September 2003.

Parachutist Magazine, Washington DC, contributor/NW events reporter,

Windermere Northwest Homes & Lifestyles, Portland, contributor/feature
articles, Spring-Fall 2006 with assignment for Spring 2007.

Blue Oregon articles: "A New Progressive Revolution," guest column April
2005 and "Assassinating The Intelligensia," guest column May 2005.

Metroscape, The PSU Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies magazine.
"Displaced," December 2006.

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