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Jennifer van Alstyne is a Peruvian-American poet and public relations consultant. She founded The Academic Designer, LLC to help academics, researchers, and writers control their online presence and share their work with the world.

She holds a B.A. from Monmouth University in English, and an M.F.A. from Naropa University in Writing & Poetics where she was the Jack Kerouac Fellow. Jennifer also holds an M.A. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Literature and Cultural Studies where she was one of four master’s fellows and a finalist for the Outstanding Master’s Graduate Award.

Gift Guide for Grad Students

Graduate students need the holiday season to relax. It's important to practice self-care, and spend time with friends and family. But what do you buy them?

You want your grad student to have the gift they need this holiday season. You know them well, but do you know what they need for their grad school life?

My gift guide is here to help.

Gift Guide for Grad Students 2018

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Instagram for Academics

Researchers and scholars are turning to Instagram to share their work because it has more active users, and can capture the attention of both experts and non-experts.

So, what do you put on your Instagram profile once its up? Or, how can you improve your already active account?

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Twitter for Academics

I see thousands of academics on Twitter every day, and only a fraction of them follow best communication practices for providing the information your students, colleagues, and potential editors need to find you and your work. Check out my list of tips for #AcademicTwitter!

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