Alyssa Pinsker is a writer and coach. She writes features and reviews for BBC Travel, Lonely Planet, Fodors, Cosmopolitan, Time Out New York, New York, xoJane, BUST, Frisky, New York Post, New York Daily News, New York Press, Huffington Post, Forward, Paste Magazine, Sherman’s Travel, BravoTV.com, Chevrolet, Times of Israel and more. Pinsker is also a commentator for places like Huffington Post Live and the BBC World Service. She is currently a monthly Denver lifestyle contributor for Doorsteps.com, the millennial renting sister site to Realtor.com. She served as the official Philadelphia Fodors hotel reviewer and is a travel and product reviewer for Business Insider.
As a travel writer, she covers solo female travel. Her influencer brand is called Girl Gone Global™ and has over 30,000 social media followers. She writes about luxury travel, food, wellness, women, relationships, faith, and tech/entrepreneurs. She has told the stories of tiny, dwindling Jewish populations around the world for BBC Travel and Tablet. She is featured as one of twenty in Roy Stevenson’s Rock Star Travel Writers guide.
Pinsker was an oft-booked storyteller and has appeared on the Moth, Story Collider, the How I Learned series and many more. As a stand-up comic, she’s performed at Gotham, Broadway Comedy and other clubs around New York City. She has read at the Franklin Park Reading and Freerange Non-Fiction series amongst others. Book anthologies include The Hope, edited by Menachem Creditor and The Best Advice in Six Words: Writers Famous and Obscure on Love, Sex, Money, Friendship, Family, Work and Much More, edited by Larry Smith.
She is a travel, food, wellness, beauty, Jewish-interest, and general lifestyle public relations expert at Spiral5, a New York-based PR collective. She loves to help businesses obtain earned media and develop a solid marketing plan. Pinsker served as the Director of Marketing for celebrity chef Natalia Rose of Detox the World in Manhattan, and as a publicist for New York Drawing Booth and Smashburger. She currently manages a database of over 30,000 global female-identified writers to connect PR, editors, and writers.
Pinsker has a Masters in Education from LIU, Brooklyn and attended Sarah Lawrence College for a Creative Non-Fiction MFA. While living in New York for12 years, between living in Switzerland, France, Japan, India, and Kyiv, she was lucky enough to be mentored by one of the city’s biggest publishing forces for seven years, as well to attend NYU, New School and Mediabistro for writing, media and publishing training. She interned at BUST Magazine, Time Out New York while working as a New York Teaching City fellow inner-city teacher and was recently the in-house research editor for Condé Nast’s BRIDES Magazine overseen by Anna Wintour. She is a master teacher and writing coach specializing in publishing and project completion. She teaches humor writing, storytelling, essays and more at Boulder Writing Studio, and coaches privately.
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