Leaf and Pen is directed by Eve Becker. Eve taught middle school English in New York City for two decades. Prior to that, she was a freelance writer and editor in both print and digital publishing, and was a writer-in-the-schools, working with students and teachers in K-12 classrooms around the city. Eve was awarded the nationally acclaimed Pushcart Prize for her essay "Final Concert" (Pushcart Prize 2012) and is the author of over thirty published young adult novels. She is also an EdM candidate in English and the Teaching of English at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Our chef, Marianne Rossant, is an educator, former founder and principal of a school for at-risk students, photographer, writer and co-author of the cookbook Vegetables.