Photograph by Erik Ekroth

Keren Veisblatt Toledano is a User Experience Researcher and Design Lead at Think Company. She graduated from the George Washington University, with a B.A. in American Studies, and a focus in Mass Communication. She also holds an M.A. from Columbia University in Arts Administration, a field that concerns business operations around cultural institutions. She first fell in love with the English language when her mother used to force administer the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test to her, along with weekly terminology quizzes from Reader’s Digest. Her favorite words include crepuscular, avuncular and other suffixed “culars”.

She began editing literary magazines in high school, for The Laureate. From there, she graduated to editor-at-large of le culte du moi, an experimental publication at the George Washington University. Her work can be found in Pank Magazine, Punchnel's, The GW Review, UGallery, and her personal website, The Walkup. She is based in Philadelphia, PA.

Keren's favorite knickknacks include leather-bound books, magnifying glasses, insect specimens, vintage liquor bottles, kids chemistry sets, magnets and paper knives.