The Writing Studio
About the Director
Shoshana Mark is inspired by the many young writers whom she has helped over the years.  Her passion for the art of writing as well as her love of language is instrumental in empowering children to be life-long writers.  As an English major in undergraduate school and later in graduate school at New York University, Shoshana always knew she wanted to be an English teacher.  After teaching at a private school in New York, 
she landed a job as a news editor for an engineering news magazine. Subsequently, she worked as director of publicity and public relations for several non-profits and as writer and production associate for NBC News. After moving to northern California from the east coast, Shoshana provided support for Stanley Middle School students, as part of the Lafayette Arts and Science Foundation's Writing for Master program. A staunch supporter of Lafayette's education foundation, Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE), she continues to participate in many of its activities and serves on the Executive Board and as co-chair of the Major Donor campaign. As a teacher and mentor, she strives to teach by example and by sharing her passion for intellectual curiosity.

Shoshana Mark is married to Dr. Robert Mark and has two children, both pursuing higher education in different parts of the country.