About

Jade Cruz QuinnJade Cruz Quinn is a writer concerned with identity, healing, and personal histories. Her work includes poetry, non-fiction prose, and hybrid forms. A graduate of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, she currently resides in Los Angeles where she is a homelessness advocate in the Skid Row community.

Education

Naropa University
Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
Bachelor of Arts, Writing & Literature, 2015

  • Critical Thesis: “Accessing the Post-Millenial Waste Land,” December 2014
  • Creative Thesis: “Writing the Body’s Memory,” December 2014
  • Student Leader of Semicolon Literary Publication, 2013 – 2014
  • Faculty Liaison, Summer Writing Program 2015
  • Recipient of Amiri Baraka Award, Summer Writing Program 2016

Los Angeles City College
Associate of Arts, French, 2017 (expected)

Experience

Current
  • Employment Center Representative at Union Rescue Mission
    Skid Row, Downtown Los Angeles, California | 2016 – Present
  • Board Member at Covenant Home for Children Board of Directors
    Guyana, South America and Los Angeles, California | 2017 – Present
Previous
  • Freelance Copywriter & SEO Manager
    Boulder, Colorado and Los Angeles, California | 2012 – 2016
  • SAT Instructor at Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley
    Burbank, California | Spring 2016
  • English Instructor & Tutor at Opportunities for Learning Charter Schools
    San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA | 2015 – 2016
  • Marketing Strategist at East West Wellness
    Louisville, Colorado | 2012 – 2014