Carissa Chesanek is a writer with over eight years of experience writing for print and online. Her work has been seen in Forbes Travel Guide, Zagat, Food Network, Miami Herald, and Village Voice Media. Carissa holds a B.A. in Illustration, an M.A. in Journalism, and Creative Writing Certificate from NYU. She is also a short story writer and working on her debut novel. Her
creative writing was nominated for the Freddie Award for Writing Excellence with the Mystery Writers of America. Currently, she freelances for several publications, including The Lineup, Booklist, Dictionary.com, Glam.com, and BlackboardEats.com.