Below please find bios for all of our Harvardwood Highlights contributing writers.
Harvardwood is always looking for talented writers to contribute to the monthly newsletter. If you would like to become a writer for the Harvardwood Highlights, contact Dona Le.
A native of Boston, Stacey Collins GSE ’00 is a freelance journalist. Her work has appeared in publications such as Variety, the LA Times, and Creative Screenwriting. She teaches short fiction at Santa Monica College and trains in improv at Upright Citizens Brigade and Westside Comedy Theater.
As Director of Harvardwood Career Connections, she launched the inaugural Mentorship Program, matching members with professionals in a desired field; facilitates the Career Advisor Program, which arranges informational interviews; and provides online resources on career trends. Her background as the administrator for the Office of Career Services helped prepare her for this role. She worked full-time at OCS while earning her Ed.M. with a concentration in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy.
Her involvement with Harvardwood has included many facets. She has written profile articles for the Highlights newsletter, produced the first-ever television pilot showcase, and currently facilitates the Harvardwood cold reading series for comedy writers.
Henry Johnson is a member of the Class of 2018 living in Lowell House. Originally from Sycamore, Illinois, Henry took time off between his sophomore and junior years to pursue stand-up comedy and writing in Los Angeles. On campus, he’s a statistics concentrator and member of the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective, as well as a staff writer for On Harvard Time.
A native of Northern California, Dona Le '05 currently serves as the Executive Director of Harvardwood. She co-founded the Chicago chapter of Harvardwood in 2012 before relocating to Los Angeles, and she has been a volunteer writer of Harvardwood Highlights' Member Profiles since 2009. Dona is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Sibia Group LLC, which offers online education-based services.
Blessed with a creative mind atop a body designed to punish power forwards in the NBA, Terence O'Toole Murnin '84 is a marketing, advertising, communications, public relations, media, arts and entertainment professional who has produced a variety of award-winning campaigns for myriad clients. A VES major and former hoops player for the Crimson, the provocateur and raconteur is currently pitching a feature film screenplay, LOVE YOU. MISS YOU. KISS YOU., as well as a TV Pilot, CLUB CASUALTIES. For more information, please visit: www.CynerandSaint.com, or contact Terence at: (602) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cristina Slattery '97 contributes to Barcelona Connect, Metropolitan and Miniguide magazines in Barcelona, Spain. Cristina graduated from Harvard College, cum laude in Social Studies/International Relations, and received an M.A. in English from The Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College, and a master's in teaching from Fordham University. While working as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in New York, she wrote numerous reports and white papers for the firm and was often featured in trade publications. As a member of the communications team for The September 11th Fund, the 2nd-largest charity created after the attacks of September 11th, 2001, she regularly spoke with the media.
A Southern California native, Nicole Torres AB '11 received her A.B. from Harvard before returning home to SoCal to complete her J.D. at USC Gould's School of Law. After passing the California bar she worked briefly in law before returning to her initial passion: acting. She is a proud member of Harvardwood and has been a Harvardwood Highlights profile writer since 2016.
Dayna Wilkinson is a child of the Amtrak Northeast corridor. A resident of the D.C. Metro area, she received a B.A. in Japanese Studies from Yale and an M.B.A. with Distinction from Harvard Business School. When it comes to The Game, she roots for the underdog (and we all know who that is). An executive with experience in media, financial services and e-commerce, her work and client background spans public, privately-held and non-profit organizations and includes market development, channel management and strategy design & execution. A longstanding Harvardwood member, she has organized chapter events, joint activities with the Harvard Business School Club of Washington, D.C. (of which she is a board member), and led a collaboration with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She has written ten Harvardwood Highlights profiles and participates in D.C.’s Harvardwood Writers Program and the Color Me Read Writers Group. Currently she’s writing a fish-out-of-water story for—no, an announcement would be premature. The actors have said of each other: "he’s great!” and "I’d love to work with her,” so stay tuned...
Sara Lynne Wright has worked for iconic producer Mike Medavoy at Phoenix Pictures and with the writing staff of USA’S hit show WHITE COLLAR. TRIXIE’S SCORE, which she wrote and starred in, is distributed by Shorts International.
Sara has her BA from Harvard in English Lit with a secondary field in Dramatic Arts and a citation in Spanish. At the American Repertory Theatre, she directed ANGELS IN AMERICA, DOUBT, and THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and acted in many other productions.